Tom Brisley is co-founder and Creative Director of Arrow Media, one of the UK’s fastest-growing independent production companies. A BAFTA and RTS award-winning producer, his creative vision and leadership have played an integral role in establishing Arrow as one of the most admired factual producers in the UK.
Powerful storytelling is at the heart of what Tom does best and 2018 saw the launch of his BIFA-nominated feature documentary Under the Wire for History Films, BFI and BBC4.
His storytelling skills have seen him produce hit returning series for broadcasters in both the UK and US. He has a skill for unearthing captivating tales from the past and bringing them to life. His credits in the history genre include America In Color, which delivered one of the highest ratings of the year for Smithsonian Channel and is returning for Season 3 in 2019. Meanwhile in the UK, Tom recently made Inside Balmoral for Channel 5 and Pearl Harbor: The Truth for Channel 4.
Tom has also spearheaded Arrow’s successful foray into the True Crime genre, which includes a slate of successful returning series for Investigation Discovery, most recently with Body Cam and long-running series See No Evil, now in its fourth season, and American Monster now in its third.
Prior to setting up Arrow, Tom ran the factual TV output of Darlow Smithson Productions where he was responsible for creating and executive producing more than 150 hours of high-quality television, including documentary specials such as Miracle on the Hudson, Concorde’s Last Flight and the BAFTA-nominated Tsunami: Caught on Camera.
Previous to that Tom worked as a producer/director in the independent sector and at the BBC, where he started his TV career as a graduate trainee.