Thomas Beswick - Filmmaker in Tokyo

Thomas Beswick

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

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About me

I love making films because I enjoy the process. I enjoy researching and watching a project grow from a basic idea into something that everyone can enjoy. I always feel proud to be a part of a project whether it's a film, animation, photograph or anything for that matter! There's nothing I'd rather be doing more than creating.

As far as my personality goes, I like people and I like them even more when they like me. It's for this reason that I consider myself to be sociable, considerate and easy to work with. If it means anything to you, I also have a good sense of humour : D.

In my free time I like to do photography, watch films, enjoy music, study and hang out. I usually try to surround myself with people with similar interests. I feel that meeting new people and seeing new places helps me to broaden my ideas and makes life more interesting.

I first picked up a camera because of skating. As a teenager, I learned as I went along. I feel that having this organic learning experience before university really helped my approach to cinematography, editing and filmmaking. By the time I started college I was very comfortable with cameras and editing, so for the next five years I turned my attention to directing and other major roles. My time at university really help me appreciate the power and importance of working together. Since university I have become somewhat of a jack of all trades and have enough experience to plan a production from beginning to end.

My abilities include......

-Visual effects
-Motion graphics

Since university I have come to Japan and comfortably live in Saitama. I work hard and am always working on ideas and projects. I guess that explains why I'm on this site. I'd like to meet more people who share similar interests, whether it be for business or inspiration. Thanks for reading and please check out my work


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My Creations

  1. We rarely see 16mm being used these days due to the practicality of digital technology. Video technology is getting better and better, but we shouldn't forget how powerful the film medium is, and how much it can teach us about filmmaking.

    'The New Rule' was my first ever project on... continue reading (1, 0 images)

  2. The City (a 16mm short film)

    11 December 2015

    'The City' is an art film from the streets of Manchester. The film is not only a portrait of the city, but it also has a loose narrative of a city being born. The film also explores people and location to give a thourough perspective of culture from Manchester's streets.

    ... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  3. How I Met Yu was made from hundreds of drawings which were later painted with watercolour. The project was a collaboration between me and my wife, as it would be used for our wedding. I did the illustration and animation while my wife drew the faces and helped with the... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  4. TKB media 2015 showreel

    13 December 2015

    My showreel is comprised of work and projects I have created or worked on. This year I decided to try something new and combined my film clips with some hand drawn animation. It was a complex process due to the film clips being edited to the music while also passing... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  5. A super 8mm film documenting travels from Tokyo to Osaka.

    Shot and edited by Thomas Beswick

    Kodak vision 3 500t

    Music by Martin Ballou.

    The film was also used in a collaborative project working together with Jesse Freeman. The collaborative project was entitled "Winter Mondays, Summer Sundays".

    Directed by... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  6. My creation

    14 July 2016

    Other than shooting with film and digital, I also run a website called which features videos and screen grabs shot with analog formats such as Hi8 and VHS-C. I find that these formats are now finding a unique aesthetic and I was more than happy to collaborate on the... continue reading (0, 0 images)