THOMAS WILSON - WHITE
Thomas is an award-winning film director, screenwriter and author working in narrative and documentary. He is currently co-writing a Create NSW supported musical feature film with Yve Blake for Aquarius Films (Lion, Berlin Syndrome) with a story by Alethea Jones, is developing an untitled TV series for Aquarius Films and developing an original hybrid documentary series funded by Screen Australia.
Thomas was accepted into the Bachelor of Film and Television Production at the Victorian College of the Arts at 17. While at VCA, his 2011 short THE GAY SON won the Byron Bay Queer Film Festival and was runner-up at the St Kilda Film Festival.
He was accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Directing at AFTRS in 2015 and graduated with the short films SLEIGHT and BACK TO EARTH, the latter of which was accepted into The Rhode Island International Film Festival 2015, Cinequest 2016, Down Under Berlin 2016 and won the Gold Remi at Worldfest: Houston 2016. BACK TO EARTH is currently screening on ABC iView, on Virgin Australia flights and is being adapted into a feature film of the same name.
In 2015 Thomas was granted support by Metro Screen to make a short thriller FISH RIVER with producer Lizzie Cater, which is currently doing the festival circuit. His other credits include music videos for Jack River's PALO ALTO and PANOPTICON for Cloud Control.
In 2017 Thomas graduated with his Masters in Screen Arts from AFTRS, specialising in queer theory, and made his debut feature film, THE GREENHOUSE, under the banner of his production company EVERYONE WE KNOW. The Greenhouse won a $10,000 completion grant for post-production from Queer Screen in association with the Mardi Gras Film Festival and is currently in the final stages of post-production.
Thomas also made the ABC and Screen Australia funded short hybrid documentary ONLY DIFFERENT, currently on ABC Iview and a series of documentary shorts for City of Sydney called VOICE RECORDINGS. Recently, he was in Official Competition at MIFF 2019 with his short film ST. AUGUSTINE, was published in Benjamin Law’s anthology GROWING UP QUEER IN AUSTRALIA (Black Inc Books) and received Screen Australia funding for his long form hybrid documentary series TAPESTRY.