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The Filmmaker Four: Thomas Verrette

By May 19, 2022May 2nd, 2024No Comments

Thomas Verrette is an award-winning director, producer, and editor in Los Angeles, and a former post executive at Fox and Disney. His most recent work is “Zero Gravity”, a feature documentary about middle-school students who compete in a nationwide NASA competition to code satellites aboard the International Space Station, which has premiered in 40+ film festivals including DOC NYC, Cinequest, Cleveland, Heartland, Boston, and SCAD Savannah Film Festival, and has won 8 documentary awards.

Verrette is best known for producing the FOX Sports docu-series, “Phenoms”, which aired on FOX Primetime, FOX Sports, and 30 international markets during the 2018 World Cup. Verrette also edited the “Goalkeepers” episode, which premiered the series at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Other featured work includes the feature film “Parallels”, the series “Small Shots”, and the documentary “Ordinary Gods”. He also created promo campaigns for multiple seasons of the critically-acclaimed series “Kingdom”, as well as “Ice”, “Outlander”, “Rogue”. He also directed promos for “The Dan Patrick Show””, “The Rich Eisen Show”, and “Undeniable with Joe Buck”.

His film, Zero Gravity, is part of BIFF 2022.

What was your first experience on a film set?

My first set was working for a week as a Location PA on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

What was the first film you directed/wrote?

My first feature film I wrote and directed was a sci-fi/thriller called Implanted.

Who is your favorite filmmaker?

A toss up between Ridley Scott and Paul Greengrass.

What are you working on that no one knows about?

Writing a sci-fi thriller tentatively titled Dark Matter.