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ABOUT

A native of Co.Kerry, Ireland, Tommy graduated from the IADT/Irish National Film School in 2010.

Since graduating he has been shooting short films, music videos and commercials as well as earning several 2nd Unit DOP/VFX Unit credits along the way.

'Darkness on the Edge of Town' was Tommy's debut feature film with long time collaborator writer/director Patrick Ryan, which screened at the Slamdance Film Festival and has been released in the U.S. and Canada on Netflix and V.O.D. and Flix Premiere in the U.K.


PRESS/AWARDS

Inside I’m Racing

  • Best Cinematography - GrandOff Film Festival, Poland (Won, Nov. 2018)

  • Best Cinematography - Underground Film Festival, Ireland (Won, Nov. 2018)

  • Best Cinematography - Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival (Won, Oct. 2018)

Darkness on the Edge of Town

"Darkness on the Edge of Town sported some of the most striking cinematography, by Tommy Fitzgerald, at Park City this year." - Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, Eat Drink Films

"Another stand-out of the film is the beautiful photography - immaculate shots that simultaneously capture both beauty and tension that are transfixing. Tommy Fitzgerald, the cinematographer, has done a marvellous job at showing the tranquillity of the Kerry countryside but somehow stocks it with a sinister undertone." - Oisin Hanlon, Film Ireland

"What's most striking about Darkness of the Edge of Town is the work of cinematographer Tommy Fitzgerald, demonstrating an eye of a seasoned professional on his first feature as director of photography." - Noah Taylor, Dork Shelf

"It's steady and admiring cinematography perfectly frames the majesty of the rural Irish landscape in a way that left me breathless... somehow all these familiar sights are transformed into something exotic and transcendent through the grace of the film's camera work." - David O'Donoghue, Campus.ie

"...velvety, hypnotic cinematography." - Ben Spurling, HorrorNews.net

"I have to talk about the visuals on display here. The Irish landscape is made both bleak and dangerous whilst its outstanding beauty is never compromised. It makes for an intoxicating atmosphere..." - James Walpole, Mr Rumsey

"...made all the more exciting by the visuals and a striking contrast of clodly lit sequences with more stable tripod still shots that recall Kurusawa and even, inevitably, Kubrick - particularly in the latter's use of vividly coloured palettes in such films as A Clockwork Orange." - Matt Miccuci, CineCola

"Peppered in are several brightly colored outdoor sequences, saturated in color, adding some depth to the cinematography, which is one of the film's strongest aspects." - Adam Patterson, Film Pulse

"...opens with one of the most beautiful wordless prologues... a fairytale timbre to the soundtrack and photography." - NateWatchesCoolMovies, IMDB.com

Fallen Bird

  • Audience Award Winner, Best Short Film - IFI Documentary Film Festival

  • Nominee, Best Factual -  Limerick Film Festival

  • Nominee, Best Documentary - Underground Film Festival