I am a video producer, video editor and photographer based in New York City.
I began my career photographing for British newspapers, working for two years as a staff photographer for the Sunday Herald in Glasgow. I then relocated to New Delhi, India where I was based from 2001 to 2011.
Assigned by media outlets like the Guardian and The New York Times, UN organisations and non-profits, I spent ten years covering a range of issues across south Asia including caste discrimination, hunger and tiger conservation.
I was the Video Content Manager for Justworks, a PEO for four years from 2018-22 where I owned the full production timeline of video projects. I worked with colleagues to conceive ideas, gather insights and define objectives. I oversaw storyboard and script production and managed the planning and logistics for shoots both filming and editing myself – as well as assigning others.
My photographs have appeared in galleries and museums including London’s National Portrait Gallery and the Ruhr Museum in Essen as well as Amsterdam’s Photoville festival. My short videos have been officially selected for exhibition at the London Short Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival. My short film on Indian barber’s shops, Saloon was shortlisted for the Virgin Media Shorts Competition.
I am always looking to widen my experience, to tell stories and to explore new opportunities for collaboration. I can be reached at tom(at)tompietrasik(dot)com
“Tom Pietrasik is a highly accomplished and professional video producer. Tom is someone who is sensitive to local contexts, always goes above and beyond what is expected and works hard to ensure a successful outcome.”
Director of Advocacy, Marketing and Communications
“I wholeheartedly endorse Tom Pietrasik as an exceptional video producer. His talent, dedication, and professionalism have consistently surpassed my expectations. For more than a decade, I have hired Tom, referred him, and worked alongside him. Whether in documentary, commercial, or corporate work, Tom delivers visually stunning and compelling videos. Not only is he highly skilled technically, but he also possesses excellent communication and collaboration skills, making the entire production process smooth and enjoyable. Tom is an invaluable asset to any project.”
Creative Producer (Branded Content Lead)
“Tom Pietrasik has worked as a freelance photographer for UNICEF since 2005, contributing his quality work to help further our mission. From long-term UNICEF photo-stories that documented Indian families affected by the 2004 Tsunami to his most recent UNICEF assignment photographing Muzoon Almellehan, a refugee from Syria, Tom is a valued professional who meets deadlines and is easy to work with. I am happy to recommend him.”
Christine Nesbitt Hills
Senior Photography Editor
“Tom Pietrasik’s enthusiasm and professionalism are unparalleled, and his work on every assignment large and small is completed with thoughtful consideration and dedication.”
Senior Content Producer
“Tom Pietrasik is an experienced videographer and a highly skilled editor. He has a strong ability to manage and execute video projects, including leveraging external video producers, editors, and agencies as needed. If you’re looking for a skilled, thoughtful video professional, I would certainly recommend Tom as an addition to your team.”
Content & Editorial Manager
“I am happy to recommend Tom Pietrasik. In my capacity as a Vice President at Burness, I worked with Tom in fall of 2022 to create a video for one of our clients. We needed someone to direct, produce, script and edit a video on a very tight timeline and Tom delivered. He quickly got up to speed on the topic, coordinated and videotaped multiple interviews, and creatively wove together a rich story. He was the consummate professional throughout and delivered a high-quality final product, and moreover, he worked hard to ensure the client was pleased with the outcome.”