Allen Thomas

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  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   South Asian (Indian)
  • Age:   34
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted and Documentary
  • Union:   IATSE
  • Interested In:   Directing TV For Hire, Directing Film/Digital for Hire, Directing Music Videos/Commercials, Developing my own Film/TV/Digital Material, Other, and For-Hire Work
  • Favourite Movies:   Cinema Paradiso, Day For Night
  • Pitch a Project:   I am in the process of writing a first draft of a feature narrative which portrays religious unrest and injustice faced by minorities in India.
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Allen Thomas is an Indo Canadian Cinematographer based out of Toronto. He started his career as an Assistant Cinematographer working with legendary filmmaker Venu ISC in various Indian feature films. He has also worked with other reputed cinematographers like Sanu John, Chirantan Das, Jomon Thomas in Indian cinema, and television commercials. He has also worked as a cameraman for one of India’s largest news and entertainment television channels. Allen has worked as a traveling cinematographer extensively traveling and documenting less explored tourism spots in the southern region of India. He was also a part of India’s first Massive Open Online Course (Moocs) team for the premier business school, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, where he worked as Studio Lead, managing camera crew and scheduling and executing the production of course programs.

Allen completed his Post Graduation in Film and Television Production from St. Xaviers College in Mumbai, India, and completed an Advanced Television and Film Production program with a specialization in cinematography from Sheridan College, Oakville, Canada.
He has been greatly influenced by the works of Edward Hopper, Roger Deakins, Venu, Gregory Crewdson and François Truffaut.
Allen currently resides in Toronto, works as a freelance cinematographer, and is also a permittee at IATSE Local 873.