Director, Writer, Producer
A winner of New Zealand’s first International Emmy® in 2010, Thomas is most comfortable on set working with talented actors to create intriguing stories with big hearts. No matter what the format – film, TV, digital – a brilliant story is always at the center of his career. He has written, produced and directed quality, award-winning drama for over 12 years.
Currently Thomas is putting the finishing touches to his television film “Catching The Black Widow”, which he wrote, directed and is co-producing with David. The story of a tenacious and inspirational woman who stopped at nothing to secure justice for her deceased brother. Catching the Black Widow will screen soon on TVNZ’s Sunday Theatre.
Last year Thomas co-produced David’s feature film “Belief: The Possession Of Janet Moses”. The film played to critical acclaim at the NZ International Film Festival and will screen at the Melbourne International Film festival later this year.
Currently Thomas is developing two feature film projects including "Night Vision" based on the award-winning novel by Ella West.
Thomas began his career as an actor. His roles included Deagol in The Lord Of The Rings, Colin McKenzie in Peter Jackson’s controversial mockumentary Forgotten Silver and Alistair Morton in the highly acclaimed comedy “Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby”.
In 2003 Thomas created his first drama series Freaky, which won the gold award at the New York TV and Film Festival, This was followed up with two series of The Killian Curse – which won awards at the NZ Film and TV Awards. In 2009 Thomas formed KHF Media with David when they produced the highly innovative series Reservoir Hill, which won the International Emmy Award in Cannes. Since then Thomas wrote, directed and produced the award winning documentary “The Banker, The Escorts and The $18 Million” and has coproduced Girl vs Boy, Road Trip and Belief.