Tom Ford Writer/Director/Producer
Writer/Director/Producer Tom Ford, p.g.a., formed his Los Angeles-based film production company Fade To Black in 2005. He produced, co-wrote and directed his first feature film A Single Man, adapted from the Christopher Isherwood novel of the same name, in 2009. A Single Man world-premiered at the 66th annual Venice International Film Festival, where Colin Firth won the Volpi Cup as Best Actor for his performance in the lead role. Mr. Firth went on to win the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and earn Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Critics’ Choice, Independent Spirit, and Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, among other honors. The film’s many other accolades worldwide included Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Julianne Moore); a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score (Abel Korzeniowski); a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Costume Design (Arianne Philips); a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mr. Ford; and a Best First Feature nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards. Cited as one of the year’s 10 Best Films by the American Film Institute with its AFI Award, A Single Man received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film [Wide Release]. Nocturnal Animals is Mr. Ford’s second feature film.
Mr. Ford was born in Austin, Texas in 1961. He was raised in Texas and New Mexico. During his teens he moved to New York and enrolled at New York University, initially attending courses in art history. He later redirected his studies to concentrate on architecture at Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris, concluding his training at Parsons in New York.
Tom Ford is also one of the most esteemed and prolific fashion designers of his generation, known for his iconic work with luxury fashion houses Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and his eponymous brand TOM FORD, which was founded in 2005. He has redefined luxury with covetable collections shaped with this singular provocative vision of modern glamour and infused with the utmost quality and craftsmanship. Mr. Ford is a true visionary. His success has been recognized by a number of international awards, highlighted by winning 7 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, which are the fashion industry’s Oscars equivalent, including their prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 and The Menswear Designer of the Year in 2015.
Mr. Ford currently lives in Los Angeles, London, and Santa Fe.