Writer / Director of Grierson Shortlisted 'The Cancer Conflict'
Originally from Perth, Australia, Thomas lives and works in the UK and enjoys a career as a director, editor and producer. His last documentary feature was The Missing Millionairess for ITV in 2023 and is currently in production for a new documentary project, also for ITV.
In between the documentaries, Thomas filmed the short fiction comedy/thriller Demon, about a man’s neglected inner child manifesting for real to stop him ruining his life. It was a finalist at The Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2023.
In 2020, AACTA Nominated The Night Caller (director, editor, writer), a critically acclaimed worldwide hit four-part true crime series hit for Sundance Now and Sky. In 2022, Tom’s feature documentary The Cancer Conflict (director, editor, writer) launched to rave reviews and was shortlisted for best science documentary at the Grierson Awards 2023.
In 2019, Thomas’ feature doc The Spy Who Fell to Earth launched on Netflix and has since become a cult hit in the Middle East. 2018 saw the release of feature documentaries Fred (associate producer, editor) and Breaking Habits (editor, associate producer), both initially for Netflix, plus The Outsider (director, editor, writer), about the collapse of a multi-billion-dollar shipping empire which enjoyed a Bertha Dochouse cinema release and four stars from Total Film magazine.
Alongside directing Thomas is an editor who shared an Emmy award (2012) for The Amazing Race Australia and lists National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Channel4 and the BBC among his credits. He was editor on Salon Pictures’ The Guv’nor. He has also tried his hand at acting, having appeared on popular Australian TV series Neighbours in 2002.