Lorna Thomas

28-Sundance, Edmonton, AB, T5H 4B4

(780)905-8159

lortho@live.comwww.lornathomasproductions.com

Video Productions

  • "Radio Worth Fighting For" Co-Producer/Director (Currently in Development with BRAVO)
  • "Pretty Ladies, Fast Horses-Cowgirls of the 21st Century" -Co-Producer/Director (Premiered Aug. '02: GLOBAL Television)
  • "Going Back to Katmandu",-Co-Producer/Director (Development completed)
  • "Support from the Heart: Multicultural Health Brokers", Producer/Director/Writer
  • "Phyllis' Miracle", Producer/Director/Writer (Premier: VISION TV.)
  • "Beating the Streets", Producer/Director/Co-Writer (NFB Co-Production. Premier: NEWSWORLD)
  • "Stir It Up", Director (NFB Production) Premiere: VISION TV

Promotional Videos

  • "Fun For All", Universal Playspaces Producer/Director (City of Edmonton)
  • "Adoption Options", Producer/Director (Ma Mowe Capital Region)
  • "Power Tools", Women in Carpentry Producer/Director (City of Edmonton)

Video by, for and with Youth (for Agencies)

  • "Bursting with Fruit Flavour", Producer/Director (Inner City High School)
  • "Drop It Like It's Hot", Producer/Director (John Howard Society)
  • "What Is Freedom?", Producer/Director (Legal Resource Center)

Awards/Festivals

  • "Pretty Ladies, Fast Horses" Silver Award, Worldfest Houston 2003
  • "Drop It Like It's Hot", Sithengi Children's Broadcasting Forum, 2002
  • "Phyllis' Miracle", 'Best Documentary Under 30 Min.', AMPIA Awards 2001
  • "Phyllis' Miracle", Bronze. Columbus International Film and Video Fest 2000
  • "Beating the Streets", Best Picture. Dreamspeakers Film/Video Festival 1998
  • "Bursting with Fruit Flavour", Native American Film and Video Festival

Juries

  • Sithengi Film Festival (South Africa)-Documentary Jury 2002
  • Alberta Foundation for the Performing Arts-Video Jury2002
  • SaskFilm 2000
  • Hot Docs (Social/Political Documentaries) 1998, 1999

Theatre Productions (For Catalyst Theatre & LeTheatre du Coyote)

(Le Theatre Du Coyote, Co-Artistic Director)
  • Psche and Eros, Producer/Actor
  • Herstory/History, Producer/Writer/Director/Actor
  • Vacancy-Le Fosse, Producer/Writer/Director/Actor
  • Le Circus Bop et Zezelle, Producer/Writer/Director/Actor Catalyst Theatre Company (Theatre for Social Change) 1987 to 1989
  • Eva's Story, Co-Writer/Director
  • Womenspirit, Co-Writer/Director
  • Unbroken Circle, Co-Writer/Director
  • Another Reserve, Co-Writer/Director
  • David for Queen, Researcher

Video/Film Training

  • Directing the Documentary (Presenter: Jennifer Fox) Sithengi Fest 2002
  • Producing the Documentary (Presenter: Michael Moore) Banff TV Fest 2001
  • Directing the Documentary (Presenter: Albert Maysles), Hot Docs 2000)
  • Robert McKee's Screenwriting Workshop, 1998
  • Writing for the Documentary, Grant McEwan Community College, 1997
  • Pitching/Writing your Film Project, National Screen Institute, 1996
  • Directing Workshops, Vancouver Women in Film and Video, 1993 and 1994
  • Directing Drama for Video/Film, North West Media Network, 1993

Education

  • Ph.D. Courses, University of Alberta, Drama-in-Education, 1982-1084
  • Masters of Education, University of Alberta, 1977 to 1979
  • Teaching Certificate, University of Alberta, Drama Major, 1974-75
  • Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, University of Alberta, 1972-74

Teaching Experience

  • Teacher;Television Arts, Victoria School for the Performing and Visual Arts-2000
  • Facilitator, National Screen Institute, Video Camp 1996-1998
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Secondary Ed Dep't, 1990-91
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension 1981-84
  • Drama Teacher, Edmonton Public School Board 1976 to 1977, 1980