Feb 13, 2010
Tom Quinn grew up in Bucks County, PA, where he directed a few shorts and freelanced as a camera assistant.
His debut feature, The New Year Parade, was selected for the IFP Narrative Rough Cut Labs, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative at Slamdance, and was a Gotham Award nominee for “Best Film Not Playing in a Theater Near You.”
The New Year Parade follows Jack and Kat over the course of a year as their parents separate, struggle with their decisions, and eventually divorce.
The New Year Parade is set against the backdrop of Philadelphia’s Mummery, one of the oldest American folk traditions. Over the period of a year in the stages of separation and divorce, Jack and Kat question their own identities while struggling to build meaningful relationships.
Tom has been listed one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine and “Ten Young Writer-Directors to Watch,” by MovieMaker Magazine. He was fortunate to be the first American filmmaker accepted to the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab. He was also a John Cassavetes Award Nominee at the Independent Spirit Awards.