Tom Gilroy is a writer/director/producer/actor from New York City.
He has appeared in over 30 films, having worked with such directors as Ken Loach, Sidney Lumet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jim McKay, Christopher Munch, Cam Archer, Paul Auster and multi-media artist Robert Longo.He has written, directed and produced two award winning films—the short Touch Base (IFC/BRAVO) and the critically acclaimed feature Spring Forward (IFC/MGM) starring Liev Schreiber, Ned Beatty, and Campbell Scott.
A two-time Sundance Lab and three-time MacDowell Colony Fellow, Gilroy has just completed his short Mr. Sycamore and begins directing his new feature film Location, starring Aidan Quinn, in the Spring of 2007.
His plays—most notably The Invisible Hand and Halcion Days—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) Gilroy has produced over a dozen critically acclaimed productions, most recently Hamlet, starring Richard Harris, Jared Harris, and Lili Taylor. 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.
Tom is also a published haiku poet, having authored The Haiku Year (Soft Skull Press), with new works coming out in Fall 2006 in the Snapshots collection (Snapshot Press/Liverpool, England) and his own ‘Volunteer Geraniums,’ later in 2006.