MD/EP of Stockholm’s Hobby Film will never tire of Seinfeld, is working on perfecting the art of BBQ sauce and backs himself in the event of a zombie apocalypse
Hobby Film’s managing director / executive producer Tom Rickard is a globetrotter. Sydney born, Stockholm based, he’s also lived and worked in Buenos Aires and Amsterdam. He’s a man of many places and a man of many faces - a former teacher and ghost walk tour guide (see bonus picture below).
Tom started at Hobby as a production intern, moved into sales, moved to Amsterdam to open Hobby Amsterdam and eventually took over as MD/EP in 2015. Since then his focus has been on pushing Hobby further into the international realm through expansion into new territories, as well as bringing the international stage to Scandinavia by developing the roster to include names like Perlorian Brothers, Cloé Bailly and Fred De Loof.
His tastes are as varied and intriguing as his background. Have a gander.
o Place of birth: Sydney
o Hometown: Stockholm
o Staycation: A little piece of mosquito-ridden hell called Gårdskär about two hours north of Stockholm. We bought our cabin several years ago and get up there every chance we get.
o Vacation: San Sebastian
o Pet: I’ve enough malting hair myself and a decent amount of poop to clean up from a one year old.
o Place of work: Our newly painted Hobby HQ
Hobby HQ (featuring office manager Khouloud)
o Side project: Attempting to create the world’s most delicious BBQ sauce.
o Bonus travel essential: Trashy airport crime novels.
o Restaurant: Soenda Kelapa Indonesisch Eethuis in Amsterdam. The food is great and, for whatever reason, they only play the same Norah Jones CD on repeat which gives it an oddly calming and familiar atmosphere
o Signature dish: Once a year my wife and I do an ‘Apocalypse Week’ where we force ourselves to cook only using the supplies we have on hand in the cupboards and we’re getting pretty good. We also feel quite confident about our survival during the impending zombie apocalypse