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Tomas Walmsley - Filmmaker - Musician

Film, music and art are where my passions lie. It’s been that way for years and every creative project that’s ever passed through my hands is a blend of those three ingredients. At first, it was gig posters for my band, then EP artwork and music videos. Then I moved onto doing the same for friends’ bands. Now, I’m constantly collaborating with other creatives on all sorts of different projects – furthering our practice and creating an energetic scene powered by fresh work. 

As well as being a filmmaker at Wash Films, I’m a musician in two Manchester-based rock n roll outfits – Fruit Tones and Mister Strange. I’ve also produced a DIY magazine focused on the local scene, called GULP, and I create gig posters and album artwork under the name Happy Creeps. All of that I’ve done by immersing myself in the scene around me, and by preferring a heavy work load to a good night’s sleep.

Being a musician, artist and young dude in gritty Manchester gives me the ambition and inspiration to work on the abstract, forward-thinking side of filmmaking: it’s a place that makes me want to combine my artistic passions to provoke a reaction and stimulate debate.

Wash is a solid group of creative people, but it’s not a huge team. Instead, we’re surrounded by a fine array of filmmakers, creatives, geeks, innovators and weirdos. It’s a crazy community that allows our film department to collate the right team for each project – creating beautiful and well-crafted pieces of work. So get it touch. tomas@washstudio.co.uk

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Fruit Tones - Cross Pollination (Official Video)

Project
Music video for the bands track 'Cross Pollination', off their debut album Natural Selection, out on Greenway Records & Fuzzkill Records. Hailing from Manchester, Fruit Tones are the real deal without any artificial sweetener. We're talking one steam-rolling-mondo-garage thud here, folks! Stomping drums, menacing guitars and vocals that bite, it's all here on their debut LP! The sass of the Dolls, the fizz of Four Loco and the looseness of the Stones, juiced into 14 tracks knocked out in just over 30 minutes.

Overview
A family holiday movie concept filmed whilst on tour during summer in Europe. Capturing the real day to day action with an old Sony Camcorder. Including the classic family waving from the band members.

Services 
Creative Concept/Direction/Colour Grade

Creative Partners
Editor: Chris Wood
Production: Chris Wood
Director: Chris Wood, Tomas Walmsley, Tom Harrison
Creative Direction: Chris Wood, Tomas Walmsley, Tom Harrison
Colour Grade: Tomas Walmsley


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Fruit Tones - I Know Where Love Comes From (Official Video)

Project  
Music video for the bands debut album single 'I Know Where Love Comes From', off their debut album Natural Selection, out on Greenway Records & Fuzzkill Records.

Overview
A tongue in cheek p*ss take of the green screen, miming to camera acting sexy music videos; expressing the Fruit Tones energy and lust for something not serious. 

Services
Creative Concept/Direction/Colour Grade

Creative Partners
Director: Chris Wood, Tomas Walmsley, Tom Harrison, Dom Oliver
Creative Direction: Chris Wood, Tomas Walmsley, Tom Harrison, Dom Oliver
Editor: Chris Wood
Production: Chris Wood
Animation: Dom Oliver
Colour Grade: Tomas Walmsley

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Mister Strange - The Humid (Trailer)

Project  
Music video for the bands debut EP  'The Humid', a project in motion. Mister Strange are a four piece wunder-fuzz outfit, providing the real rock n roll for those who can't wait.

Overview
A short series of 4 films expressing the frustrations of writing and recording and rehearsing at full volume in a humid, underground basement. 

Services
Creative Concept/Direction/Colour Grade/Camera

Creative Partners
Director: Tomas Walmsley
Creative Direction: Tomas Walmsley
Editor: Tomas Walmsley
Production: Tomas Walmsley

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Imperial Wax - No Man's Land (Official Video)

Project  
Music video for the bands single 'No Man's Land' released on Saustex Records. Imperial Wax are the surviving members of the last and longest running edition of legendary Manchester post-punk band The Fall.

Overview
An abstract expression of the band's new venture after the end of The Fall, the beginning of a new band, expressing frustration, loss and energy towards
a new sound and vision. Filmed within a handmade plastic set overlaid with abstract animations.

Services
Creative Concept/Direction/Colour Grade/Camera

Creative Partners
Director: Tomas Walmsley
Creative Direction: Tomas Walmsley
Editor: Tomas Walmsley
Production: Tomas Walmsley, Zoe Boone
Colour Grade: Tomas Walmsley
Animation: Tomas Walmsley

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ADI

Project
This project is in partnership with ADI.TV for the September Revo Show 2018 at Manchester Central.

Overview
Conceptual film shorts based on the theme adaptation.

Exploring the human body, interactions and movements, these shorts were presented on giant 15 metre high screens. The experiential concept explores five different interactions; body direction, contort, the pull, metamorphosis and intrigue, expressing the different aspects of the REVO convention.

Services
Creative Concept/Direction/Colour Grade/Camera

Creative Partners
Adi Space
View Studios
LPM Dance Theatre
DOP - Alex Stone
Director - Andy Walmsley

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