Gary Thomas – Writer & Director

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Gary Thomas is a Writer, Director and Artist, based just outside London, UK. He has made 13 short films (including a music video and a half hour documentary) and is currently  director on ‘EXTRA TIME’. a time travel football film – learn more on our Facebook page.

Gary’s first play ‘HIDDEN’ is off to Edinburgh! Produced by Jamie Eastlake, the play is based on Gary’s memoir and focus’ on his mental health issues. The show is on at The Space @Jury’s inn, Venue 260, 21st – 26th August 2017.

A link to the crowdfunder page where you can watch a video of the what the play is about is here-

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hidden-edinburgh-shows-21st-26th-august#/

The play stars Adam Donaldson as Sam, who played the role last year when it was directed by Tom Latter at Theatre N16  This year Gary is writer and director, having directed the show in 2013, when it was originally funded by Arts Council England, and 2014.

Actor Adam Donaldson preformed Hidden at Theatre N16 in May 2016

 

 

Gary’s play ‘The 49’, is now playing at Theatre N16 in Balham, until 17th June 2017 (except Mondays).

It is response to the horrific attacks at Pulse, the gay night club which took place in Orlando in June 2016, where a single gunman murdered 49 mostly gay victims, leaving 53 survivors. The play is funded by Arts Council England.

 

 

Gary’s one man play Hidden was part of the Wandsworth Fringe Festival 2016.
Hidden was on Thursday 19th  22nd May, and was funded by Wandsworth Fringe Festival.

Actor Adam Donaldson preformed Hidden at Theatre N16 in May 2016

Actor Adam Donaldson preformed Hidden at Theatre N16 in May 2016

 

 

My latest film project I’m working on, with author John O’ Donoghue
has been successfully funded! Thanks to all those who contributed.
Gary Thomas by Michele Martinoli
I’m also working on my memoir, and my one Man Play Hidden, both funded by Arts Council. A clip of Hidden was performed in 2013 & 2014.
Watch it here:

Gary has 4 screenplays in development at various stages:
2 Weddings – a wedding comedy feature film (in development).
I Wonder How Far I Can Get? A TV Spec, which had a performed reading as part of Mole Valleys Arts Alive Festival with Gary producing / directing.
DEAD – a TV Spec (Mark Lever & Gary Thomas).
Inheritance Job –  In development.

In 2012 Gary completed work on ‘The Dog & The Palace’, a  film installation funded by Arts Council England. The project won an Inspire Mark from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The film was produced by Karen Gilchrist and can be seen here.

For 18 months Gary was mentored on the Sync South East Leadership Development Programme, and in 2011 his artistic work was given a major showcase at Upstream, which was part of The Brighton Festival.

Other projects Gary has worked on include Driving Inspirations, Sync South East & Upstream, which were funded by Accentuate.

As an artist Gary works with a variety of companies including Freewheelers Theatre Company.

Gary also blogs for Disability Arts Online, Time to Change, and The Limping Chicken.

You can contact Gary directly, or connect with him via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.