Thomas Getachew, a trailblazing figure in Ethiopian cinema who has left an indelible mark on the industry. As the founder of Tom Academy, established in 1998, he has been instrumental in shaping the next generation of filmmakers. His commitment to nurturing talent and sharing his expertise has made a significant impact on Ethiopia’s cinematic landscape.
Thomas Getachew’s influence extends beyond education. Under his leadership, Tom Film Productions has produced a series of noteworthy Amharic films, including “Siryet,” “Pendulum,” and “Tsinu Qal’,” each a testament to his creative vision. His directorial skills have not only graced the silver screen but also made waves in the world of commercials. Moreover, as the President of The Ethiopian Film Producers Association, Thomas is a driving force behind the growth and development of the local film industry. His journey is one of dedication, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence, making him a central figure in Ethiopian cinema.