Tomfoolery is a London based 26 year old writer, performance artist and filmmaker. Born in New Zealand to Welsh parents, Tom studied English Literature & Drama at the University of Manchester. During his studies, Tom co-founded Odds On Productions, working as a Producer on the feature film Hilda which became an official selection for the Raindance film festival 2019 and the Moscow Film Festival.
Since then Tomfoolery has been focusing on writing his own feature film, “Blaggers”, the story of a young poet and his manager-mate descending upon the streets of London with nothing but a gift of the gab. Whilst writing the film, Tom decided to try out his material under the Probably Tomfoolery brand. Picking up on a stint of politically focused poems written during his time at University, Tom has been performing live around the capital and creating online video content to pair with his poetry.
Tom’s mission from the beginning has been to present a message of hope, optimism and socially constructive and progressive ideas through his words.
Tom’s poem “The Great Realisation” has now been viewed over 60 million times across platforms and been transcribed into languages from every corner of the globe. It is available to watch here.
In June 2020, Harper Collins and Egmont publishing announced they would be turning The Great Realisation into an illustrated picture book with Japaneese illustrator Nomoco, which is available to order here: https://lnk.to/book