Tom Gilroy is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. Focusing mainly on feature films, he has worked as a director, writer, actor, producer, playwright, poet, musician, and teacher. Gilroy has written, directed and produced five films, including the award-winning short Touch Base and the critically acclaimed feature Spring Forward. He has appeared in over 20 television shows and 30 films. With his theatre company Machine Full, Gilroy has produced over a dozen critically acclaimed productions, most recently the multi-media production of Hamlet for the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Gilroy is also a published haiku poet, having authored the haiku year and Haiku, Not Bombs among others. Musically, Gilroy has collaborated with Michael Stipe on several projects, including “Everything’s Coming Undone,” for the compilation album Ciao My Shining Star, The Songs of Mark Mulcahy. He has performed as a musician on tracks by Stipe, Mark Mulcahy, Dub Gabriel, and Ariel Aparicio, whose album Aerials he produced. Gilroy has also taught as a professor at such prestigious institutions as Columbia University and Davidson College.