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Hi, I’m Gary! Welcome to my website. I’m a writer, director and filmmaker. Please feel free to explore my website to learn more about me and watch some of my work.

This year I was funded by Arts Council to revise my film installation about me being a carer for my mother. The work is now on 3 screens and a q&a with artist Rachel Gadsden, myself and producer David Parker was held which you can watch right here:

Rachel Gadsden interviews Gary Thomas & David Parker about Gary’s film Lost Memories.

2022 I also was in LA twice for numerous meetings, including the Hollywood Field Trip and the American Film Market.

In 2021, I was funed by Arts Council to make a film installation about being a carer for my mother, who has Alzeimer’s. IN 2022, the was shown at Fabrica Gallery as part of their MAKING SPACE programme. The display was a four screen installation which people walked into to watch the half hour installation. This is my 15th film work. 

Fabrica Gallery, based in an old church, with four screens in a square layout waiting be set up.

In February 2020 I was awarded funding from Arts Council England for my new play.

Below is a trailer from my latest directed film, feel free to watch some of my films and subscribe to my newsletter so I can keep you updated on what I’m doing.

In January 2019 I was awarded funding from Arts Council England to support his memoir, and getting it out to industry, as well as a number of initiatives all with a view to create more awareness of Gary and his own journey.

In February 2020 I was awarded funding to write my new play.

Below is a trailer to my latest film, EXTRA TIME, starring LOUISE JAMESON of DOCTOR WHO fame.


The 49 was originally produced by Theatre N16, and ran for 3 weeks at Theatre N16’s Balham home in 2017, one year after the Pulse Gay Night club shootings in Orlando.
Gary wrote the play as a response to the tragedy, and as a way of talking openly about being gay in today’s world of grindr & facebook. The play was funded by Arts Council England, Gary was able to get funding and Jamie Eastlake produced the play. It also played for 2 nights at The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton.