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French born, Thomas grew up in Reunion Island and spent most of his teenage years focused on a professional surfing career. Several injuries later, he adjusted his path towards the second thing he loved most - movies.

After an uneven stint in film school, Thomas started to work as a commercial cinematographer and director from his Dubai base for a variety of clients ranging from luxury real estate companies to Jaguar, Ford and Apple.


Having relocated to Los Angeles in 2018, he has since collaborated with some of the biggest brands in the world: Louis Vuitton, Nike, Delta Airlines, Estee Lauder, or Rivian to name a few.

 

From fashion and sports to automotive and beauty brands, Thomas is hungry to output quality work that transcends a particular genre. With an established versatility as a writer, director and cinematographer, his stylistic strength resides in a unique aptitude to think outside the box and find the spark that will ignite his curiosity in every brief that he takes on.


Recently his short film Bowlhead premiered at the Academy Award qualifier festival Hollyshorts and garnered Thomas a Best Director Award at the Knoxville Horror Fest amongst other accolades.  Aside from pursuing commercial work, he is currently developing several feature projects.

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NARRATIVE WORK AVAILABLE AT:

gosouthfilms.com

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Wandering DP PODCAST - INTERVIEW:

 http://wanderingdp.com/podcast/the-wandering-dp-podcast-episode-315-thomas-simon/