Pamela Tom
Pamela tom

Born in Los Angeles, California, she received her BA from Brown University and MFA from UCLA Film School. After graduation, she worked in feature productions and television documentaries and was a Walt Disney/ABC Entertainment Writing Fellow. After she left Disney, she became the Director of Diversity and directed the diversity talent program, Project: Involve, at Film Independent. Under her company, New Moon Pictures, she directed and produced the feature length documentary on artist Tyrus Wong, Tyrus (2015) - which premiered at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival and had its national broadcast premiere on the 2017 Emmy-Nominated season of PBS's American Masters. It won ten awards and is distributed in the US and China. Her PBS documentary Finding Home (2018), about the lives and struggles of four LA foster youth, won a 2018 Los Angeles Emmy and a Los Angeles Press Club Award. Currently, she is adapting The Celestial, a short story by Edgar Award-winning mystery writer Naomi Hirahara, into a feature film. The film is a period road crime Western about a Japanese prostitute and a Chinese lawyer who must go on the run in the days following a deadly massacre of Chinese laborers in Hells Canyon, Oregon.