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A visual artist by nature, the range of Tom Haines’ filmic work is always unique and aesthetically striking.

The English-born director attended Art College before establishing a career in the film world. Out of college Haines was commissioned to create live performance visuals for musical acts such as Animal Collective, Aphex Twin and Fourtet, among many others.

Haines’ progression into the music video world was a natural one, and he cut his teeth shooting videos for indie acts such as Malcolm Middleton, Cibelle, Devendra Banhart, and White Denim, then was nominated for a Best New Director Award for Tung’s “Jenny Again” at the 2007 UKMVA awards. More recently, Haines has developed and brought his original visual style collaborating with exciting artists like UNKLE, Temper Trap, Civil Wars, New Order and Jon Hopkins, landing him multiple nominations and wins at the MVAs.

Alongside music videos, Haines has created several short films as part of major exhibitions for two of London’s greatest art institutions, the Tate Gallery and the Victoria Albert Museum. He has also directed several short films, “The Future is Ours” and “Street Art: Painting the City” in collaboration with the Tate Gallery for the UK’s Channel 4, and explored narrative in his short “Night of the Foxes”, which was a success at major festivals and the remarkable 16mm documentary Luminarias, capturing the dramatic scenes of a Spanish village during an annual festival, where locals leap over burning pyres on horseback as part of a 500-year-old purifying ritual.

Tom’s recent commercial work includes Expedia for 180/LA, Morgan Stanley out of Huge/NY and Google for Google Labs.

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