Putnam, Tom: Director of The Hottie and the Nottie

Tom Putnam was recognized as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine and is a recipient of the Independent Feature Project(IFP) Fast Track Award.

In addition to directing “The Hottie and the Nottie,” he recently completed producing and directing the World War II feature
documentary “Red White Black & Blue,” which
premiered at the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival, where it was the only American film in Critics Week section.

A special one-hour version of the film was broadcast on PBS through their Independent Lens series in November 2007.

Putnam's previous shorts include BROADCAST 23, an eight-minute horror/comedy that was financed by Fox Searchlight and which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. BROADCAST 23 has gone on to play over 80 international film
festivals, including the London Film Festival and Montreal's Just For Laughs.

Putnam also wrote, produced and directed the short film phenomenon TOM HITS HIS HEAD, which has played many international film festivals, winning several awards, including the Spirit of Slamdance at the Slamdance Film Festival and Jury Prize at Aspen Shortsfest. The short was broadcast on PBS and HBO, released theatrically in Europe and is available on home video through
Vanguard Home Entertainment.

A graduate of the USC's School of Cinema-Television, Putnam is also a partner in the Los Angeles-based production company Three-Headed Monster with fellow USC classmates Michael Harbour and Jeff Malmberg. Their feature screenplay WHERE THE HELL IS BILL was one of 32 finalists for the Austin Heart of Film screenplay competition and has been a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Labs. In addition to their short film and feature credits above, the three have optioned a number of feature screenplays and series pilots to various production companies.