Resides in Los Angeles, CA- Born in London, raised in Dublin, Ireland, Thomas Hefferon grew up with a fascination of storytelling and motion picture. Directing recently for Amazon/Echo (branded content) working with Zai Ortiz. then shooting for Tylenol, Onecome Health and Toyota. Thomas is a storyteller and auto director. Enjoying the attention to details.
His first short film “The Confession” screened at over 40 International Film Festivals, had a national cinema release in Ireland, and aired on dozens of TV stations across the world. It garnered over a million hits on YouTube, where it played in the prestigious Screening Room.
Since then he has made three more short films (The Pool, Switch, The Heist), all of which were funded by the Irish Film Board, and combined his short films have now played at over 100 major international film festivals including the Tribeca Film Festival, Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival, Aspen and many others, winning a number of awards along the way. Thomas is busy directing branded content along with finishing the script for his next film coming up in late 2020.
St. Noire - "Diner"
Johnsons - "For Your Little Rose"
Outcome Health - Director's Cut
Discover Florida - "Ocean"
Toyota - "Greater Than 'Sound'"
Tylenol - "The Power To Transform"
Jaguar - "Alive"
Berkshire Hathaway - "Pinky Swear"
Samsung - "Battle of Wills"
Nike - "Breathe Deeply"
Samsung - "Date Night"
Samsung - "Bixby Introduction"
Infiniti - "Beyond"
Vadio - "Get a Vadio Experience"
Collected Works Co - "Take Us With You"
Zai Ortiz is a creative director, content director, multi-dimensional thinker, 3D visionary, and also the founder of DarkMatter, an animation and visual storytelling studio. He sits behind the wheel of multiple million-dollar creative projects, driven by a relentless fascination with the merging of cinema, gaming, and new technology, asking “what does gaming look like in 10 years?” He has supervised production on the world’s first cinematic, immersive AI-hosted board game ST. NOIRE in an exclusive team-up with Amazon, as well as delivering the keynote at the annual 2019 Alexa Conference where he took home the coveted Best-in-Show Gold Award for their pioneering work with voice-controlled gaming. Also in 2019, Zai spoke at E3, SXSW, and ComicCon.
St. Noire - "Diner"
AT&T - "Anthem"
Facebook Messenger - "Love"
Oral B - "Black"
HP - "Changes"
Through the Wormhole Season 1 Promo
Iron Man 2 VFX Montage
Indian Motorcycle - "The Thunder Stroke 111"
Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows End Title Sequence