Thomas is an award-winning queer director and screenwriter. His debut feature film THE GREENHOUSE premiered at 2021 BFI: Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival and Frameline45. It won the Audience Choice Award at 2021 Mardi Gras Film Festival, Best Independent Film at The Gold Coast Film Festival and Best Australian Film at Melbourne Queer Film Festival. The Greenhouse will be released theatrically in mid-2021, distributed by Filmink Presents.
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 Untitled 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.
|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|