Thomas Coppell started out in television at Wellington company ProductionShed.TV, while studying for his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Media Studies at Victoria University. After assisting on several of the company’s productions, he moved up to writing, production managing and later producing on te reo kids' series Huhu. Coppell is now at the helm of his own production company: Tomorrow, Rain. In 2016 he produced Matasila Freshwater’s animated short Shmeat. Since then Coppell has worked with creative collective The Candle Wasters on Happy Playland, and webseries/ webcomic hybrid Tragicomic.
I believe deeply this world we live in was made imperfect so we could fix it, and as content creators and storytellers we have a responsibility to that mahi — that's why I've committed my career to enabling our most diverse storytellers, and representing and inspiring weirdos just like us! Thomas Coppell