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Dave Thomas

Documentary + Film + TV Director
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Filmography
  • 1 Billion
    2017 — Documentary Short — 10 mins
  • Everyone Matters
    2018 — Documentary
  • Aretha
    2019 — Short Film — 12 mins
Awards
  • 2019 — Winner
    Aab International Film Festival (AIFF) — Best Documentary Film. 1 Billion
  • 2020 — Winner
    Big Syn International Film Festival UK — Special Mention Award . 1 Billion
  • 2020 — Winner
    Big Syn International Film Festival UK — Best Short Film. Aretha
  • 2019 — Nominee
    Changing Face International Film Festival — Best Short Drama. Aretha
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Disappear Here Film Festival — Short Film Award. 1 Billion
  • 2019 — Winner
    Hollywood Blood Horror Festival — Best First Time Director, Best Drama. Aretha
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Independent Shorts Awards — Honourable Mention. 1 Billion
  • 2020 — Honourable Mention
    Queen Palm International Film Festival — Best Short Film- Drama. Aretha
  • 2018 — Nominee
    Queen Palm International Film Festival — Best Documentary Short. 1 Billion
  • 2018 — Winner
    Royal Wolf Film Awards — Best of Month Award - December . 1 Billion
  • 2018 — Nominee
    The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF) — Best Documentary Short. 1 Billion
  • 2019 — Nominee
    Underground Cinema Awards — Best Short Documentary. 1 Billion
  • 2021 — Honourable Mention
    Jim Sheridan Short Film Competition — . 1 Billion
  • 2021 — Nominee
    Underground Cinema Awards — Rising Star Award. Aretha
  • 2020 — Winner
    The Bluenose Ability Arts And Film Festival Nova Scotia — Finalist. Aretha

Dave Thomas works as a Director, Producer (Film & Radio), Presenter, Journalist, Screenplay Writer.

Often working for Ireland’s biggest media companies. Often working for Ireland’s biggest media companies—RTE Radio & TV, Newstalk 106-108FM Radio, The Irish Times, Sunday Times, Irish Independent, RTE Guide, Circa Magazine, Irish Stage and Screen magazine and many more.

He developed and designed publications, developed/invented an educational Board Game (available all over Europe) for people with an intellectual disability, co-founded/Managed a multi-award winning national Arts Centre for people with disabilities working on a global level.

Dave is a multi-award winner for Screenplays at national and international Film Festivals. His Documentary Film ‘1 Billion’ (Produced/Written/Directed/Edited) is winning awards at International Film Festivals. It has been screened in Australia, America, India, Ireland and Europe. Dave has won ‘Best Director’ in Los Angeles, ‘Best Producer’ in Milan in 2019 while the film has won ‘Best Documentary’ around the world. It has been acquired by global streaming platform Sofy.tv, Amazon Prime Video and FestHomeTV.

‘Aretha’ is a film written, directed and co-produced by Dave with his award winning screenplay. Funded through winning the FilmOffaly Bursary Award 2018. The film has won ‘Best Drama’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Writer’ and more. The film is with sales agent Network Ireland TV and it has been acquired by Discover.film and Kanopy.