Tom Gormican

Writer, director, producer and sometime actor Tom Gormican made his first major splash in Hollywood with his debut feature "That Awkward Moment" (2014). Starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Imogen Poots, the film was a romantic comedy centered around three best friends at the point at which each of their relationships appear to be breaking down. The film was originally titled "Are We Officially Dating?" and first came to prominence when it was featured on the 2010 Hollywood Black List of unproduced feature scripts. Gormican's early professional experience came in New York City, where as a young man he served in his early years as an assistant at numerous New York production companies. His big break came through behind the scenes connections he had collected; after the script for "That Awkward Moment" found its way into Efron's hands, his agreement to do it kick-started the whole project. Shot in twenty-four days for a budget of under four million dollars, "That Awkward Moment" was not particularly well-received critically, but it was a minor box office success, banking more than $16 million in its first two weeks.