Rhys Thomas

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Biography

Rhys Thomas is an Emmy award-winning director and producer best known for his work on DOCUMENTARY NOW!, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and most recently, COMRADE DETECTIVE. Rhys hails from South Wales and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Rhys has directed over 100 SNL shorts as well as the opening title sequences for SNL’s 40-43rd seasons; the SNL40special, which he also produced, garnering him his first primetime EMMY win. Rhys’ debut feature film was the Paramount production, STATEN ISLAND SUMMER, released in July 2015 by Netflix. That year, he also directed John Mulaney’s Emmy nominated THE COMEBACK KID stand-up special for Netflix. This year, he directed and produced COMRADE DETECTIVE for A24 & Amazon Studios. The six part series, set in 1980’s Bucharest, was shot entirely in Romanian and subsequently dubbed by an American cast including Channing Tatum, Joseph-Gordon- Levitt, Kim Basinger, Chloe Sevigny, Daniel Craig, Jenny Slate, Mahershala Ali, Jake Johnson & Bobby Cannavale.
Rhys Thomas