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Tom Kirlin

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • 67 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Director/Cameraman/Art Curator & Eve...
  • Doctorate in Life Experience
  • From Tucson, Arizona
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About Me




I work as a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA and Bangkok, Thailand...I started in feature films but primarily do documentaries and episodic televison for National Geographic...I only do film work about 4 months out of the year so I run The Pancakes & Booze Art Show (google it) and travel the rest of the year...

When I'm not in LA, I spend most of my time in Asia and Central/South America, trying to take over the world with my inner genius...Ha ha!...No really!


I don't have time for philosophy, just time to DO!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I've hosted, partied, and traveled with CSers from all over the world...I love CS!...The project has opened my eyes to a world of adventure through simply sharing what I can easily give; space on my couch...


Endless nights of drinking in Bangkok, road trips to Malaysia through Muslim insurgent territory, Cuba libres in Colombia, Honky Tonks in Memphis, Lobster rolls in Salem...Love it!


Seeing and doing things I've never done before, filmmaking, film festivals, rocking climbing, kayaking, new languages, swimming in the ocean with elephants, concerts, drinking Singha in Thailand, Nica Libres in Nicaragua, Mojitos in Colombia, and Vodka Redbull everywhere else...

Music, Movies & Books

Asian Horror Cinema (Audition, Battle Royale, The Eye, Oldboy), Anything directed by Eli Roth, Tarentino, Takashi Miike, or written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction)...A Christmas Story, Big Trouble in Little China, Kids, Bully, Orgazmo, Dumb & Dumber, American History X, Army of Darkness...The list goes on!...I'm not an evil person, I just like evil movies...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Swam with a baby elephant of the coast of Thailand; watched 200+ sweaty Nicaraguans go crazy over $2 bets on rooster fights in Leon; faced off with a Kodiak bear on Kodiak Island, Alaska; had the opportunity to work with such great actors and musicians as Tom Sizemore, Joshua Jackson, Ron Perlman, Laura Prepon, Stanely Tucci, The Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson...

Teach, Learn, Share

Recipe for Chicken w/ Mango Salsa...Step 1: Chop up 1/2 red onion, 1 mango, 1 alvacado, 1 small cucumber, 1/2 bunch of parsley, 3 table spoons of lime juice, salt, pepper and put it in a bowl...Step 2: Chop up some boneless, skinless, chicken breast meat and cook it a regular pan with a bit of butter and more lime juice...Step 3: Once the chicken is done, put it on a plate and cover it with your desired amount of mango salsa...Step 4: Eat! Mmmmm good!

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belize, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Thailand, United States

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