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Tom Craig


"In the past three years Tom Craig has been involved in the successful financing of over thirty short films, features and documentaries"


After graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Film Studies, Tom Craig commenced his professional career in 1997 when he began teaching Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom. Since then he has taught at a number of high profile educational institutions and has given guest lectures, workshops and seminars throughout Europe. He joined the University of Derby in 2004 and quickly rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer in Film. In 2013 he was appointed as the Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) Production Design and BA (Hons) Visual Effects and Post Production. In 2015 his film course was ranked 3rd in the United Kingdom for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey data 2015). In addition to teaching at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Level, Tom has substantial management experience and has been involved in the writing and successful validation of a number of industry-standard film and media courses, including the first ever Masters in Horror and Transgression. In August 2013 Tom was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his subject knowledge and commitment to teaching excellence.


As well as his academic interests, Tom is an accomplished writer and producer in his own right. Following a run of critically acclaimed short films, Tom turned his hand to feature film production in the form of the supernatural thriller Cold Mile House. Through his work for the Malta Film Commission, Tom has been involved in the successful financing of over thirty short films, features and documentaries. He has also worked as a mentor for several major cinematic productions and advised the Maltese government in relation to their Film Equity Investment Scheme. Recent press coverage of Tom’s work includes: the BBC, AOL News, Channel 4, Balance magazine, the Derby Telegraph, and Focus magazine. He is also regularly featured on British television and radio in relation to both his own work and his knowledge of film as a medium.


​Having spent a lifetime working in film education, production and financing, Tom Craig set up Big Brain Films with three key aims:


  • To support both established and emerging writers, directors and producers in securing development and production funding

  • To provide a world class script consultancy service

  • To offer a production Mentoring service that ensures projects are delivered to schedule, within budget, and of an award winning standard

Big Brain Films is the trading name of Aria Film Consultancy Limited.

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