Following a successful career as a session guitarist and music producer Thomas has quickly made a name for himself as a film composer both in Australia and overseas. With a keen understanding of style and genre, his strength lies in effortlessly connecting music to storytelling, weaving the thread of the narrative into his compositions and drawing the audience into the world of the film.
His latest feature film score is for the crime thriller ‘The Reckoning’. Directed by John V. Soto the film stars Jonathan La Paglia, Luke Hemsworth and Viva Bianca and is scheduled for release in2014.
Thomas has been nominated for Best Original Song Composed For Screen at this years APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards and his score to the US supernatural thriller ‘Key’ was nominated for Best Feature Length Original Score at the 2012 Washington D.C World Music and Independent Film Festival.
Thomas has scored a number of award winning short films that have featured in in film festivals around the world including Melbourne International Film Festival, Flickerfest, Ireland International FilmFestival and Palm Springs International Shortfest. Thomas was nominated for Best Music at the 48 Hour Film Project and his music was used in the Malaysian documentary ‘The Rights of the Dead’ winner of the Freedom Film Fest.
He is also busy applying his cinematic soundto the video game world having signed on to compose for the action console game developer Figurehead Studios.
Thomas studied composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under Stuart Greenbaum and Screen Music at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School under Martin Armiger, graduating with distinction from both courses. In 2011 he was invited to participate in the prestigious NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring workshop in the memory of Buddy Bakerwhere he received mentoring from composers Sean Callary (Homeland, 24) Ira Newborn (Naked Gun, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) and Mark Snow(The X-files, Smallville).
Thomas has also worked with and been mentored by one of Australia’s finest film composers Bruce Rowland (Man from Snowy River, The Cup) assisting him on the Australian Outback Arena Show.
In 2013 Thomas started working closely with Orchestre Nouveau, writing orchestral arrangements for Malaysian pop star Juwita Suwito which were performed both in Melbourne by Orchestre Nouveau and in Kuala Lumpur by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Several concerts are planned for 2014 including a concert of film music by some of Australia’s most exciting emerging film composers.