Lead Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor
In the midst of the directing program at Chapman University's film school, Thomas realized his passion for the power of sound in the filmmaking process - so he switched to a sound design emphasis degree, taking with him the story-first instincts that he had built in the directing program. Upon graduation he shadowed veterans like Dane Davis (sound designer on the Matrix films), and Paul Hackner (Hunger Games, Drive, The Revenant) while also honing his skills mastering high profile projects for networks such as Showtime and doing noise restoration for old classics to be re-released on Bluray, including 'Lawrence of Arabia'. He met Hamed on a mix stage in 2014 and the rest was history, as they say. They started MelodyGun Group in 2014 as a turn-key studio for sound and music.
With over 70 film credits, he's fresh off of supervising the award-winning film Shooting in Vain (mixed at Skywalker by Zack Martin), designing spatial sound for horror VR series Delusion (out on Samsung VR), and leading the team for AFI Fest Winner & Sundance-nominated short film, Warpaint.
Thomas also explores sound through music in his band Emerald Portal.