Tom Gilroy is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. Focusing mainly on feature films, he has worked as a director, writer, actor, producer, playwright, poet, musician, and teacher.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Tom Gilroy
Born
OccupationInterdisciplinary Artist

Gilroy has written, directed and produced five films, including the award-winning short Touch Base and the critically acclaimed feature Spring Forward.[7] He has appeared in over 20 television shows and 30 films.

With his theatre company Machine Full, Gilroy has produced over a dozen critically acclaimed productions,[8] most recently the multi-media production of Hamlet for the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.[9]

Gilroy is also a published haiku poet, having authored the haiku year[10] and Haiku, Not Bombs[11] among others.

Musically, Gilroy has collaborated with Michael Stipe on several projects, including “Everything’s Coming Undone,” for the compilation album Ciao My Shining Star, The Songs of Mark Mulcahy.[12] He has performed as a musician on tracks by Stipe, Mark Mulcahy, Dub Gabriel, and Ariel Aparicio, whose album Aerials he produced.[13]

Gilroy has also taught as a professor at such prestigious institutions as Columbia University and Davidson College.[14]

FilmEdit

DirectingEdit

Tom Gilroy has written, directed and produced five films. Among them are three shorts, the award-winning Touch Base, Mr. Sycamore, and It Happened Today, his most recent collaboration with R.E.M.[15][16][17]

He has also written and directed the critically lauded feature Spring Forward, starring Liev Schreiber, Ned Beatty, and Campbell Scott. His most recent feature film as writer/director is The Cold Lands, starring Lili Taylor, which premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2013.[18] The film also featured a book of photography and haiku, entitled Somebody Else’s Nowhere: Haiku and Images from The Cold Lands.[19]

Gilroy is currently developing another feature-length film entitled Our Lady of the Snow,[20] which recently won the prestigious San Francisco Film Society/KRF Grant and received fellowships from the Djerassi and McDowell colonies.[21]

As a screenwriter, Gilroy has recently been commissioned to write a feature film for Orange is the New Black’s Nick Sandow. Entitled Star Of The Sea, it will be Sandow’s third feature as a director.

ActingEdit

Gilroy has appeared in over 20 television shows including Law & Order, Sex & The City, and Damages. He has also acted in upwards of 30 films, having worked with such directors as Ken Loach, Sidney Lumet, Jean-Luc Godard, Lodge Kerrigan, Dan Minehan, Jim McKay, Christopher Munch, Ali Selim, Cam Archer, Paul Auster and multi-media artist Robert Longo.

He has also played dozens of characters on Wake Up, World, the long-running touring satire of morning news shows from the mind of The Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead, for which he was a writer and director.[22]

TheaterEdit

Gilroy’s plays have been produced in several US cities and around the world. With his theatre company Machine Full (co-founded with Lili Taylor and Michael Imperioli), he has written numerous critically acclaimed plays, most notably The Invisible Hand and Halcion Days.[23] His other works include Sugar Cane and Coffee Cup, Collateral Damage, American Lesion, Witch’s Tit, and The Invisible Hand.

In 2005 he directed Rosie Perez, Robert Sean Leonard, Natasha Lyonne, and Mary-Louise Parker in the play Nine Ten for the 24 Hour play project.[24] He has also directed a production of Arthur Miller’s Incident At Vichy.

Most recently, Gilroy produced and directed the multi-media production of Hamlet for the New Jersey Shakespeare festival, starring Richard Harris, Jared Harris, and Lili Taylor.

PoetryEdit

Gilroy has authored various haiku pieces, including the haiku year,[25] Haiku, Not Bombs,[26] the Festival Of Writers Haiku Project,[27] and Somebody Else’s Nowhere,[28] which features haiku and photography.

MusicEdit

Musically, Gilroy has collaborated with Michael Stipe on several projects, including “Everything’s Coming Undone,” for the compilation album Ciao My Shining Star, The Songs of Mark Mulcahy.[12] He has performed as a musician on tracks by Stipe, Mark Mulcahy, Dub Gabriel, and Ariel Aparicio, whose album Aerials he produced.[13]

EducationEdit

As a professor, Gilroy has taught at multiple prestigious institutions. He taught at Columbia University for five semesters, and at Davidson College for one.[14]

FellowshipsEdit

Gilroy is a three-time MacDowell Fellow[29] and a two-time Sundance Lab Fellow.[30] He has also received the 2015 Kenneth Rainin Screenwriting Grant from the San Francisco Film Society[31] and the Esteemed McGee Chair for Filmmaking at Davidson College.[14] Gilroy also won the 2015 Djerassi Residency Award from the San Francisco Film Society.[30]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Touch Base, retrieved 2018-11-13
  2. ^ Itzkoff, Dave. "Lizz Winstead - TV". Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  3. ^ Genzlinger, Neil. "THEATER; 'Hamlet,' Pared Down and High-Tech, on Its Shakedown Run". Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  4. ^ "A Forgotten Desk Drawer Hid a Poetic Pop Culture Gem". Atlas Obscura. 2017-04-03. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  5. ^ "CIAO MY SHINING STAR: THE SONGS OF MARK MULCAHY | R.E.M.HQ". www.remhq.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  6. ^ "Renowned filmmaker Tom Gilroy focuses his lens on Davidson – The Davidsonian". www.davidsonian.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  7. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Best films stand out at festival | Festivals & Awards | Roger Ebert". www.rogerebert.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  8. ^ "Tom Gilroy | HuffPost". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  9. ^ Genzlinger, Neil. "THEATER; 'Hamlet,' Pared Down and High-Tech, on Its Shakedown Run". Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  10. ^ "The Haiku Year, Tom Gilroy, Anna Grace, Jim McKay, Douglas A Martin, Grant Lee Philips, Rick Roth, Michael Stipe". Books, j'adore. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  11. ^ "Center for Book Arts". www.centerforbookarts.dreamhosters.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  12. ^ a b "Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs Of Mark Mulcahy - Various Artists | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  13. ^ a b "Official Ariel Aparicio". www.arielaparicio.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  14. ^ a b c "Renowned filmmaker Tom Gilroy focuses his lens on Davidson – The Davidsonian". www.davidsonian.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  15. ^ Touch Base, retrieved 2018-11-13
  16. ^ "WFF to screen 'The Cold Lands' with director Tom Gilroy at Images". BERKSHIRE ON STAGE. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  17. ^ Itzkoff, Dave. "Pop Song 2011: The Video for R.E.M.'s 'It Happened Today'". ArtsBeat. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  18. ^ "The Cold Lands". www.berlinale.de. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  19. ^ "The Cold Lands | Cinereach". Cinereach. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  20. ^ "In Focus: Tom Gilroy on Our Lady of the Snow". SF Film Society Blog. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  21. ^ "In Focus: Tom Gilroy on Our Lady of the Snow". SF Film Society Blog. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  22. ^ Itzkoff, Dave. "Lizz Winstead - TV". Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  23. ^ "Tom Gilroy Opens His Invisible Hand, HERE Dec. 6 | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  24. ^ "Tom Gilroy | HuffPost". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  25. ^ "The Haiku Year, Tom Gilroy, Anna Grace, Jim McKay, Douglas A Martin, Grant Lee Philips, Rick Roth, Michael Stipe". Books, j'adore. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  26. ^ "Center for Book Arts". www.centerforbookarts.dreamhosters.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  27. ^ "Festival of Writers 2013 Haiku Project | Shin Yu Pai". shinyupai.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  28. ^ "The Cold Lands | Cinereach". Cinereach. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  29. ^ Colony, The MacDowell. "The Portable MacDowell". The Portable MacDowell. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  30. ^ a b "San Francisco Film Society Announces Winner of 2015 Djerassi Residency Award / SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship".
  31. ^ "Winners Announced for Spring 2014 San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants".

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