Like many others, I first encountered Tom Thum when I saw his incredibly popular TEDx talk on YouTube (+66m views).
I was talking with a YouTube employee about possible creators to interview and when Tom’s name came up I jumped at the chance.
He’d just finished building his purpose-built studio shed and so that formed part of the narrative. I shot this in about three hours at Tom’s house in Ipswich as part of the short docs series of YouTube videos I’m working on with my colleague Marcus Thompson.
I also shot another video with a composer/conductor who created some music with Tom.