Tom Third has scored over 200 hours of film and television. He has garnered four nominations for the Gemini award, winning in both 2010 and 2014, and was the winner of the 2004 Volkswagen Score Competition sponsored by the Berlin Film Festival and juried by Walter Murch. After graduating from The Ontario College of Art, with a major in film studies, he went on to sign a recording deal with Nettwerk Productions, and then pursued film scoring after the release of three critically acclaimed CD’s. His work can be seen in documentaries and dramatic series for Showtime, HBO, FOX, NBC, PBS, CTV, and CBC. Recent projects have included CERTAIN PREY, produced by Mark Harmon for USA NETWORK, THE LISTENER, for CTV and FOX, and SHOOT THE MESSENGER currently broadcasting on CBC. Tom also regularly collaborates with fine artists on more experimental film and installation work, and has shown at art galleries throughout the world.
2014 - Gemini Award for Best Score in a Dramatic Program “Borealis”
2014 - Louis Applebaum Composer Award nomination
2012 - Braunschweig International Film Fesival Leo Award nomination for music and sound design
2011 - Gemini Award for Best Score in a Dramatic Miniseries “The Summit”
2007 - Gemini Nomination for “Regenesis”
2006 - Gemini Nomination and MPSE Golden Reel Nomination for “Regenesis”
2004 - Volkswagen Score Competition, Berlin Film Festival
2001 - MPSE Golden Reel Award for Queer as Folk,
Brainbox , Brothers and Systems 1992-2002
3 full length CD’s released internationally by Nettwerk Productions.
Angel Food for Thought, Bombazine 1991-1993
Cowriter of 3 songs with artist Meryn Cadell' including the cult hit "The Sweater"
Ungulate Siesta 1990 Music composition for a talking book by poet Christopher Dewdney.
SELECTED FEATURE FILM AND TELEVISION SCORES
The Listener 2009-2014 65 1 hour dramas for CTV, FOX International and ION
Played 2014 13 1 hour dramas for CTV
A Rock and a Hard Place 2014 Feature Documentary
Borealis (AKA Survival Code) 2013 Feature Pilot for CTV (Gemini Win)
We Are Here 2013 Feature documentary for CBC
The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song 2012 Feature documentary for CBC and NETFLIX
A Certain Prey 2011 4 hour MOW for USA Networks
The Nature of Things 2011 “The Suzuki Diaries” 1 hour documentary for CBC
The Nature of Things 2011 “The Real Avatar” 1 hour documentary for CBC
ReGenesis 2004-2008 52 1 hour dramas for The Movie Network/Astral Media (2 Gemini Nominations)
The Summit 2008 2 2 hour dramas for CTV, GLOBAL, and POWER UK (Gemini Win)
Doormat 2008 2 Hour Documentary
Durham County 2007 6 1 hour dramas for The Movie Network/Astral Media
Finn’s Girl 2007 2 Hour theatrical feature for Mongrel Media
Mayhem at the Manor 2006 10 30 minute episodes for Discovery Channel Canada and UK
Sacred Planet 2004 Music placed in this 40 minute documentary for Walt Disney / IMAX
Ultimate Cars 2004 10 Half hours for Discovery Channel Canada/UK
The World at 10 2004 1 hour documentary for The National Film Board of Canada
First Light 2004 4 hour documentary for Vision TV
Design Rivals 2004-2005 19 30 minute episodes for HGTV
The Smart Woman Survival Guide 2004-2007 39 30 minute episodes for HGTV
The Nature of Things 2003 “Flight 111” 90 minute documentary for CBC and PBS Nova
The Nature of Things 2002 “A View from the Summit” 1 hour documentary for CBC
The Eleventh Hour 2002 Theatrical Trailer
The Atwood Stories 2002 1 half hour episode for W Network
The Movie Network 2002-2011 Network Packagaing
Bliss 2001-2003 11 half hour epsiodes and theme music. Showcase
Dice 2001 6 one hour epsiodes for The Movie Network. Theme Music
Opening Soon 2001 13 Half hours for The Life Network and The Food Channel USA
Queer As Folk 2001 22 one hour episodes for Showtime/Showcase
MFest 2001 Network Packaging
Dream Machine 2000 Feature length NFB documentary directed by Su Rynard
The Sundance Channel 1998-1999 Several show openings and parts of the network packaging.
Four Days 1999 Behaviour Distribution Feature film directed by Curtis Wehrfritz.
Jacob Two Two and the Hooded Fang 1998. 2 songs for this film performed by Gary Busey /Ice T.
Webhead 1996 50 min CBC Documentary co-written with John Borra, directed by Thor Henrikson.
Commercial clients have included Coca Cola, Levis, Nike, Warner-Lambert, MuchMusic, Showcase Television, Sesame Street and The CBC.
GALLERY EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCE
music composition and sound design
Warden and McNiccol 2014 Installation by Simone Jones, National Gallery of Canada and AGO
Within Distance 2014 Installation by Simone Jones, Christopher Cutts Gallery
All That is Solid 2011 Installation by Simone Jones, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts NYC
Perfect Vehicle 2010 Installation by Simone Jones, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts NYC
Crosstalk 2005 Installation by Paulette Phillips, shown internationally
Loudly Death Unties 2007 12 min Installation Nick and Sheila Pye, The Phillips Collection, Washington
Life of Errors 2006 12 min Installation Nick and Sheila Pye, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London, England
The Secret Life of Criminals 2004 Installation by Paulette Phillips, shown internationally
Buster Keaton 2002-2003 Live musical accompaniment for Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival
Within Dialogue 2001 Installation by April Hickox
Snow 2001 Installation by Sara Angeluce
Breathing Space 2001 Installation by Architects 3rd Uncle at IDEX
Awash 1992 Sound Design for this performance piece directed by Phillip Barker at ARCO Madrid
Campos Magneticos 1991 Live Soundtrack with Phillip Barker at ARCO Madrid Put Down Your Pencil 1990 Audio work at the Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Transmutations, Formal Invention in Documentary 1987 An exhibition of my film Barndance
SHORT FILM SCORES
Malody 2012 12 min Directed by Phillip Barker (Leo Award Nomination)
Trailing Arubutus 2010 12 min Directed by Hope Thompson and Partrick Connor
Horses Never Lie 2003 4 min Directed by Kathi Prosser
Regarding Sc. 50 2002 4 min Directed by Phillip Barker
Act of God 2002 4 min Directed by Curtis Wehrfritz.
The Green 2001 14 min Directed by Paul Carriere
Dual Citizen 2001 12 min Directed by Christy Garland
Silent Song 2001 4 min Directed by Elida Schogt
The Walnut Tree 2000 4 min Directed by Elida Schogt
Icarus 1999 4 min Directed by Curtis Wehrfritz.
The Soul Cages 1999 13 min Directed by Phillip Barker
Blindspot 1998 13 min Directed by Christy Garland
Strands 1997 19 min Directed by Su Rynard
James O’Reilly in Parkdale 1997 8 min Directed by Alex Pugsley
A Temporary Arrangement 1995 10 min Directed by Phillip Barker