About the Film



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Copyright © 2000 Trish Williams

About Trish Williams

I am the filmmaker for Losing Tom, as well as the writer and webmaster for the Losing Tom web site. I began the film Losing Tom around 1997 and completed the final cut in 2000 as my thesis project for graduate school. I decided to do a creative project instead of a traditional written thesis, because it interested me more and I have always worked in creative fields. The web site became the medium for the academic supporting material, as well as the medium that enables people all around the world to access my web site, discover my film and have direct interaction with me.

I have always made films since I was in high school, starting with super 8 films, and moving to vhs video and now non-linear video production. By profession I am a webmaster, currently working at Ramapo College in New Jersey. Prior to working in web site production, I worked doing publication design and photography for the Ramapo College of New Jersey. I also teach as an adjunct professor at Ramapo College. My undergraduate degree is a BA in Fine Arts/Visual Arts with a focus in photography, and I also have a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.

This project was one of the best things I have done, because it connected a personal experiences, through the medium of film, in a way that others can connect with on common levels. The theme of alcoholism is universal, and it's exciting when I have people from all places contacting me. Through losingtom.org I have discovered that my work on this film and web site has helped other people in similar circumstances or those looking for resources.

I live in Northern New Jersey with my teenage son, boyfriend, cats and dogs. I have two sisters (one in NJ) and my Mom who lives nearby.

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