Director: Joshua M. Thomas
Run Time: 15 mins 36 sec
Collection: STUDENT 1
Date/Time: FRI JUN 18 11:00AM & 5:00PM
Ticket Options: DAY PASS/ALL FESTIVAL PASS
Student, Short, Comedy
Description: What happened to Delilah McDonald? This tongue in cheek short with all young student actors playing characters way beyond their actual age is reminiscent of the film Bugsy Malone. While, technically, the Director/Instructor is an adult student in an MFA program, the entire cast and film crew in this unique project are all young students participating in an extensive film making program.
Director Bio: Thomas Farm Films filmmaking INSTRUCTOR (director) Joshua Thomas is co-founder and creative engine of Thomas Farm Films. Joshua is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate in cinema at San Francisco State University where he is finishing up his third and final year this Spring 2020. Joshua has extensive experience in documentary, but his passion is narrative filmmaking. His work has screened at numerous film festivals across the United States. He is also a prolific screenwriter that has completed a vast amount of scripts, both short and feature length.
Joshua’s teaching philosophy is that of mentorship and engagement. He has found, both as a teacher and student, that this strategy works far better than dictating knowledge down from a mountain top. He strives to find the interests of all students and involve them in the most collaborative art form, filmmaking.
Joshua is also co-owner of Thomas Family Farm, the organic cut flower farm that serves as the location of all the summer camps. He and his wife Kari took over the farm in 2006 from Josh’s parents, Jean and Jerry Thomas, who started the farm way back in 1971. As Joshua is both the farmer and filmmaker, he is able to find the perfect locations on the farm for all the children’s films.