Tom McCarthy was known primarily as a busy working actor until his directorial debut, The Station Agent (MVFF 2003), won the Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance. The film was also awarded the BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay and two Independent Spirit Awards, including the John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for $500,000 or less). McCarthy’s next film, The Visitor (2007), won the Independent Spirit award for Best Direction and was nominated for an Image Award, a Gotham Award, and a David di Donatello Award. He also shared story credit with Pete Docter and Bob Peterson on Pixar’s Up (2009), for which he received an Oscar nomination. As an actor, McCarthy made his screen debut in Crossing the Bridge (1992), and has appeared in numerous films including Meet the Parents (2000), Syriana (2005), Good Night and Good Luck (2005), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), All the King’s Men (2006), Year of the Dog (2007), Duplicity (2009), and The Lovely Bones (2009). He was featured in the final season of HBO’s The Wire, and several other television shows, including a series regular role on Boston Public. McCarthy wrote and directed Win Win (2011), starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan, and The Cobbler (2014), starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman.