In 1993, Dey received his Masters degree from the American Film Institute, then proceeded to assemble a commercial director's reel shot primarily with a hand-wound 16mm camera borrowed from a friend. A year later, his reel caught the attention of the commercial production house Ridley Scott Associates, who offered him a directing contract. Dey signed on and has remained there ever since. His commercial clients include Mastercard, U.S. Airways, Showtime Networks and L'Oreal.
In 1998, Dey made the transition to feature filmmaking when he was hired by Disney and Spyglass Entertainment to direct the action comedy Shanghai Noon, starring Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson and Lucy Liu. The film was released in May 2000 and enjoyed critical and commercial success.
Showtime is Dey's second feature.
Tom Dey Facts
|Failure to Launch|
|Shanghai Noon / Shanghai Knights|
|Showtime & Analyze That|
|Matthew McConaughey Collection|