• Tom Petch is a director, screenwriter and founder of Dark Wave. Petch's debut feature 'The Patrol', released to critical acclaim, was described as both 'impressive' - Peter Bradshaw (Guardian) and 'a British answer to the Hurt Locker' (Total Film).

  • Feature

    Petch's debut feature film 'The Patrol' won the Raindance Film Festival, and was released to critical acclaim: 'Guerilla Film Making' (The Telegraph); 'first time writer-director Tom Petch makes a powerful impression with this tough, smart war movie' (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian); 'A former soldier's award-winning film about disillusioned troops in Afghanistan is impressive' (Mark Kermode, Observer). He since founded Dark Wave and has new features in development.

  • REEL


    Hard hitting charity film that premiered before James Bond 'Spectre'.

    David Reviews 4 stars

    'The Patrol'

    UK theatrical trailer for winner of the Raindance film festival.

    Guardian 4 stars

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    Two of Britain's greatest drivers discuss the Silverstone Grand Prix.

    Sky Sports

  • Press

    Sky News

    Interview with Alistair Bunkall


    Interview the George Alagiah


    Filming 'The Patrol'

    The Today Program

    Interview with John Humphrys with writer Kevin Powers.


    Peter Bradshaw film the review of 'The Patrol'

    Deadline Hollywood

    Berlinale 2020 interview with Andreas Wiseman and producer Saba Kia

  • "I have been that angry soldier... If you don't believe that any of these aspects can or have occurred, then take assurance from an old hand... they have and they do. Soldiers soldier, not because of orders, not for patriotism, not for money, not for love... they do it for the man next to them, and the respect that comes from that service... that title 'Soldier'."



    Afghan Veteran's review of 'The Patrol'



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