After getting his start as a compositing artist for advertising and music videos in his native Germany, Thomas began to establish himself as a VFX supervisor on local films like “Run Lola Run” and “The Harmonists”.
The success of these early projects led to bigger budget European films: “The Legend of 1900”, “Enemy at the Gates” and “The Pianist”, to name a few.
During this time, Thomas had become a partner and CTO in Germany’s “Das Werk”. A rapidly expanding VFX and Post Production company with over 700 artists and studios all over Europe.
Following the merger with Roland Emmerich’s Culver City based studio “Centropolis Effects”, Thomas put down roots in Los Angeles and began his successful second career chapter in the US. Over the next 16 years, Thomas worked on a wide range of titles from the early “Blood and Chocolate” and “The Box”, to “2012”,“Harry Potter” and “Game of Thrones” in the 2010’s.
Following Montreal’s siren song in 2016, Thomas moved to Canada joining MPC and later Cinesite, to work on films like “Aquaman”, “The Mountain between us” and the Elton John Biopic “Rocketman”.
After supervising the Netflix series “Tribes of Europa”, Thomas joined Crafty Apes as their Head of Studio in Montreal in early 2021.
Thomas is a VES member and former board member of the Montreal VES chapter.