Tom Sands

Director / Camera Operator / Editor


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I am a freelance film-maker working in London, Kent, and Sussex. I work as a director, camera operator and editor.
Cutting my teeth directing, shooting and editing documentaries in far flung parts of the world gave me on-the-ground experience in high-pressure situations.

I then went on to make commercials, branded content, corporate videos, charity films and training videos, learning how to craft stories for brands.

Directing five feature films (with distribution through Netflix and Amazon) has given me a unique set of narrative skills. You can see more about my narrative work here.
I have worked with commercial clients such as Coca Cola, Fanta, Lynx, Smirnoff, Zovirax, Nationwide, Racing UK, Unilever, Wembley Park, Bullitt, Aviva and EF.

I own and operate my own Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro shooting kit, various lighting kits and accessories, and run Creative Cloud / DaVinci Resolve on a 2020 iMac. I also have easy access to any additional camera, lighting or sound gear that is needed.
Sigma Art 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM (EF)
Canon EF L-series 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM (EF)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM (EF)
Sachtler 1002 ACE M GS System
RodeLink wireless audio system lavalier mic + TX/RX
Rode NTG-3
Zoom H4n recorder
Aputure Amaran AL-200x (bi-colour) inc. softbox
FalconEyes RX-24TDX (bi-colour) 
2x LED panels (bi-colour)
Camera operator:
£385/day + travel
Camera operator including equipment:
£500/day + travel
Additional equipment at cost
Tom Sands camera operator


Thank you