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TOM SIMES

Creator, writer, director, editor

Tom was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and was an all-Canadian in wrestling, winning silver at the CIS Championships in 1983. Tom founded Five Stones Films in the fall of 2005 and started production of “Season of Dreams,” a football documentary. The film opened to rave reviews at Saskatoon’s TCU Place in 2007 with an audience of 1700. It was picked up by TSN and shown to a national audience the next year. In 2010, Tom turned a play he had written into the drama, “Run, Broken Yet Brave.” That film won festival recognition across North America and is now available on Netflix. Five Stones’ third feature, “Underdogs” (2011), was a sports documentary about university basketball. Following “A Winning Tradition” in 2015, Tom’s latest project is “Because of Grácia,” a winsome faith-friendly romance scheduled for U.S. theatrical release in September 2017. Other notable Five Stones Films projects over the years have included a full-length documentary on Nutana Collegiate, a documentary on the extraordinary life of Myles Himelreich (a young man living with FASD), and short films for the Saskatoon Health Region. Tom has taught film studies for the last twelve years in Canmore, Nanaimo and Saskatoon.

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