Tom Reilly was named new filmmaker of the year thanks to a showreel that included his short film Man with Issues. Reilly's shorts and commercials have often mixed traditional stop motion animation with digital effects. In 2010 he scored festival acclaim with feature Gordonia, chronicling battles between an eccentric car yard owner and Waitakere City Council, then directed a trio of doco series for Wellington’s Gibson Group.
...a well-made, involving and intelligent start to the series. I felt I came out of it knowing more than when I went in, which is a rare and wonderful experience these days. Colin Hogg, reviewing Tom Reilly-directed series The Trouble with Murder, 28 January 2015 NZ Herald