director portrait

Sport / Docu / Cinematic / Contemporary 

TJ first gained industry recognition in 2013 when he was shortlisted at the YDA in Cannes for his adidas “Super” film, an inspiring story of a world class young fighter in-the-making with striking visuals, surrealism and a perfect mix of drama and fun. Since then, he’s directed an array of work including a cinematic campaign for Asics with Steve Aoki, the inspirational Webby Award-winner “Footballers” for Gatorade ft. a very relatable Cam Newton and BMW’s reverential portrait of Paralympian Josh George. 

Among his non- commercial projects, the charged documentary short film about world-class kayakers, Born on the Banks of the Nile which he shot in Uganda for Red Bull’s Way of the Wildcard series, Tensnake’s “See Right Through ft. Fiora,” a sultry music video about a heist gone bad and the short film festival sensation, Wave, which he co-directed and stars in.

His work has drawn attention at the Cannes YDA and been honoured with a Webby (Gatorade “Footballers”) and German ADC Award (VW “Beauty In Every Sense”). In 2018 he earned an IFTA (Irish Film & Television Award) for Wave and a prestigious Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival. He has also been called upon to judge the CLIO Awards in both the directing and cinematography categories. Most recently, TJ was handpicked for a master class program led by the legendary Werner Herzog that took place in the Amazon alongside 47 other filmmakers from around the world.

His latest work on Music Video ‘Why Wait’ by Lila Vargen won Best Cinematography at The Kinsale Shark awards and was also short listed for Best New Direction and Best Music Video.