Tom Oesch grew up in Rebstein, a small rural town in Switzerland. After his mother had taken him to see Jurassic Park at the local movie theater, he decided that he wanted to make a film himself. He shot his first short with his brother's help on his father's old S-VHS camcorder at age 14. That short ended up being shown on national TV and went on to win several awards at various Swiss film festivals.
After high school, and a handful of other short films, he decided to relocate to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue filmmaking professionally. He attended both Los Angeles City College and USC School of Cinematic Arts where he wrote and directed another dozen shorts. He graduated in 2004 and directed his first music video just a few months later.
He continued to direct and edit music videos, commercials, and other short form content, and soon also worked for many of the major TV networks (HBO, BBC, VH1, Sy Fy, E! Entertainment, Oxygen, Bravo, BET, OWN, Lifetime, Spike TV, Animal Planet, and many more).