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THE SERGEANT MAJOR
TOMMY GORMLEY
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
PORTRAIT: ART STREIBER

“A good first AD takes care of allowing the director to execute his vision, because he takes care of all the mechanics of filmmaking.” Tommy Gormley met Abrams through Paula Wagner, producing partner of Tom Cruise, who had seen him at work on Robert Towne’s Ask The Dust and said, “I think you’re a Tom person.” So, when Mission: Impossible III came round, she called him to meet with Cruise and Abrams. “We hit it off very, very quickly,” says Gormley in a rich Glaswegian accent. “And I’ve done all of J.J.’s films from that point.” It’s quite a journey for a bloke who got his break two decades ago working with Ken Loach on Raining Stones. “It’s surreal. It’s funny how my path has gone. But the lessons I learned from Ken still apply today: less is more; if you can do it ‘in-camera’ it’s better; low-key. I owe a lot to Ken Loach forever...”

 


 

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