Thomas Wilson-White
Creative / Directing / Writing

Bio

Thomas is an award-winning director and screenwriter. He is currently writing the HEARTBREAK HIGH reboot for Netflix ANZ and Fremantle. His debut feature film THE GREENHOUSE premiered at BFI: Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival and Frameline45. It won the Audience Choice Award at 2021 Mardi Gras Film Festival and was nominated for Best Direction in a Feature Film (budget under $1M) at the 2021 Australian Directors Guild awards.

Thomas is the creator, writer and executive producer of his autobiographical TV series SICK TO DEATH with the support of Screen Australia and Screen NSW and in collaboration with Rhapsody Films. He is also co-writing The Rock Eisteddfod Film with Yve Blake (Fangirls) for Aquarius Films (Lion, Dirt Music) directed by Alethea Jones.

He is a graduate of the VCA and AFTRS, where he completed his Masters of Screen Arts in 2017, specialising in queer theory. His short film BACK TO EARTH played at festivals around the world and is currently on ABC iView.

Under the banner of his production company EVERYONE WE KNOW, Thomas wrote and directed short film ST. AUGUSTINE which premiered in competition at MIFF 2019, and a handful of documentary works; ONLY DIFFERENT for ABC and VOICE RECORDINGS. His Screen Australia funded documentary series TAPESTRY is in development.

He recently perfected his pancake recipe.

 

AWARDS

2021 Best Australian Film Melbourne Queen Film Festival The Greenhouse
2021 Best Independent Film The Gold Coast Film Festival The Greenhouse
2021 Audience Choice Award – Best Film Mardi Gras Film Festival The Greenhouse
2018 Queer Screen Completion Fund Mardi Gras Film Festival The Greenhouse
2016 GoldRemi Worldfest: Houston Back to Earth
2012 Most Outstanding Student Film Byron Bay Queer Fruits Film Festival The Gay Son
2012 Runner-up St Kilda Film Festival The Gay Son

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Reviews

    "There’s a touch of “Australian gothic” about the setting of The Greenhouse—a country property surrounded by trees with a mysterious mist...

    ....that’s tonally reminiscent of Peter Weir 1975’s classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock."
    - ★★★★1/2 The Queer Review

    “A startlingly original film that grounds its fantasy elements firmly in reality, it’s bolstered by a strong ensemble cast. Thomas Wilson-White has crafted an engaging story of love and family, and the lengths we go to for both.”
    - Emma Smart, BFI Flare