Imogen Thomas- Writer/Director
Imogen Thomas gained her film training at the Tisch School of Arts Graduate Film Program at New York University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, in Drama, from Flinders University, in South Australia. It was here that Imogen began making short films, many of which, have been screened at festivals and have received awards. At this time she also pursued a career in set and costume design for the theatre, designing celebrated productions for Belvoir St Theatre, The Adelaide Theatre Festival, Red Shed Theatre Company and Magpie2.
In 1998 Imogen was awarded the prestigious South Australian Premier’s Award for Emerging Artist of Year. This award afforded her the opportunity to undertake her Masters Degree at NYU. During this period she made several short films, including the documentary No Sleep America and the fiction film Quiet Hour.
Imogen’s graduating film Mixed Bag premiered at the Montreal Film Festival in 2008 and went on to be screened at both national and international festivals. It received the Gold Award at the Australian Cinematographer’s Society Awards in 2008, as well as being a finalist for the Wasserman and King Award, at 2009 First Run Film Festival in New York.
Currently, Imogen is developing Emu Runner, a feature film written in collaboration with Frayne Barker, a Ngemba Aboriginal woman, from Brewarrina in north western NSW.