Award-Winning Director, Producer, and Editor Thomas Verrette has had his heart set on telling stories since the age of 10 when he first picked up his father’s camcorder. After following in Spielberg’s footsteps by making war films with his friends as a teenager, he produced and directed the feature drama DISTANT WALLS at the age of 18, which awarded him an Artistic Portfolio Scholarship to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. He received a B.F.A in Film/Television, and upon graduation, had completed his senior thesis, IMPLANTED, the first successful feature film out of the program. IMPLANTED was later domestically distributed in theaters by Walking Shadows Entertainment, DVD, Bluray and OnDemand by Green Apple Entertainment, and internationally distributed by Maritim Pictures GmbH.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Verrette quickly began working as a narrative editor on a multitude of series and films including FOX FIX directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (KONG: SKULL ISLAND), and WOLFPACK OF RESEDA, directed by Christopher Leone (THE LOST ROOM), which also won Best Editing Award from LA Webfest. He continued his collaboration as Leone’s editor for SUIT UP Seasons 1 and 2 for DirecTV, and PARALLELS , a 2-hr sci-fi pilot for Netflix. Verrette took on further duties as Post-Production Supervisor for each and saw them through to completion and delivery.
While working as a producer, director, and editor for DirecTV/AT&T’s Audience Network, he created the promo campaigns for multiple seasons of the critically-acclaimed series KINGDOM , starring Frank Grillo, Nick Jonas, and Jonathan Tucker, as well as ROGUE , starring Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser, and ICE, directed by Antoine Fuqua. He also directed promos for THE DAN PATRICK SHOW, THE RICH EISEN SHOW, and “Undeniable with Joe Buck”, which he was nominated for a PromaxBDA Award for.
Most recently, Verrette produced the FOX Sports docu-series, PHENOMS which aired on FOX primetime, FOX Sports, and thirty international markets during the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Three years in the making, the series was shot in 20 countries and follows the professional and personal lives of 60 young star players as they fight their way to their respective national teams for the 2018 World Cup. In addition to producing all 20 episodes, Verrette also edited the GOALKEEPERS episode, which premiered the series at the Tribeca Film Festival and is also the highest rated episode of the series in the U.S.
Other featured work includes co-producing the short comedy series SMALL SHOTS, and executive producing the documentary feature, ORDINARY GODS which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Verrette is also finishing a feature version of the successful short documentary he directed titled ZERO GRAVITY, about middle-school students who compete in a nationwide competition to write code for a satellites aboard the International Space Station, which is due out early 2020.
Official Selection – 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Ordinary GodsOfficial Selection – 2019 Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival – Ordinary GodsGold Lion Award – 2018 Barcelona International Film Festival – Ordinary GodsWorld Premiere – 2018 Tribeca Film Festival – Phenoms: GoalkeepersOfficial Selection – 2018 D.C. Shorts International Film Festival – Zero GravityBest BTS Campaign Nomination – 2016 PromaxBDA – Undeniable with Joe BuckBest Editing Nomination – 2014 LA Webfest – Suit Up Season 2Best Editing Winner – 2013 LA Webfest – Wolfpack of ResedaAudience Award – Sunscreen Film Festival 2010 – Implanted