Celebrated and acclaimed director, Kevin Thomas has carved out an enviable reputation for his expansive, diverse and wildly mischievous body of work, which encompasses emotive storytelling, peerless art direction and effortless comic timing.
Kevin began his career as a Creative working at shops including: AMV, TBWA, Lowe and M&C Saatchi. The turn to directing was frankly inevitable.
Kevin has directed campaigns for global brands such as Google, Amazon, Sony, Playstation, Nike, Apple and Adidas amongst others. He has been named as one of the Top Ten Commercial Directors of the Decade by Shots Magazine and his work has garnered the most respected awards in the industry including the Cannes Lions, the, D&AD Pencils and the British Arrows. His Citibank Campaign for Fallon won an EMMY for most outstanding TV campaign of the year. It was also honored with the Campaign of the Year Award in Adweek.
Outside of advertising Kevin is prolific in the world of short film. His first short ‘True Love (Once Removed)’ won best short film at Palm Springs and was also selected for Raindance and the LA Short Film Festival. His second film ‘Sunday Roast’; – starring David Thewlis and Craig Roberts – garnered widespread critical acclaim on the international festival circuit after premiering at the BFI London International Film Festival.
Kevin won further D&AD pencils and an AICP award for ‘The Wayback’, a groundbreaking VR film project designed to trigger memories and spark conversations for those living with dementia. The interactive 360-degree films immerse the viewer in touchstone moments in history in order to create positive connections and conversations in the present. The films, both written and directed by Kevin, are part of the permanent collection of the BFI’s Film and TV Archive.
More recently, Keven directed a 12 part series for The Booker Prize, which features six well known performers reading and performing excerpts from the six shortlisted books.