Songwriter Tom Douglas Steps Into Spotlight with New Film “LOVE, TOM”
On Feb. 24, Douglas is the one in the spotlight when “LOVE, TOM” – a one-man personal performance film starring Douglas – premieres on Paramount+.
“LOVE, TOM” is based on Douglas’ much-lauded 12-minute acceptance speech given at the 2014 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, in which he offered hope to a desperate world. The film is directed by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Lennox and written by Tommy Douglas and Tom Douglas.
“LOVE, TOM” spans his three-decade career and includes personal anecdotes as the backstory for his most popular songs.
“’LOVE, TOM’ is a letter of hope to a desperate world,” Douglas said in a statement. “Yes – it’s a film about songwriting and the creative process – but really, it’s a film for anxiety addicts, underdogs, underachievers, true believers, never-say-die-ers, keep on try-ers, the brokenhearted, can’t-get-started, optimistic pessimists.”
Douglas plans to release a companion album with the movie. The collection is largely a duets project and features Lambert, McGraw, Lady A, Chris Janson and Collin Raye. The album will also be available on Feb. 24. Its first single “Van Gogh” is available now.