Bio/Mission:  Brian Thomas is a NYC based filmmaker/photographer that has worked in all avenues of the biz over the past 30  years.  Brian moved to NYC in 1993 to pursue a commercial dance career. It didn't take him long to land his dream job the 1995 MTV Music Awards dancing beside Michael Jackson. After many years of touring with various artists as a dancer, BT transitioned and mastered the art of choreography earning him an Emmy Nomination for the Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Special.  He thrived in artist development, television, live stage, and for legendary artists in music winning awards and Emmy Recognitions for his work.

Brian's education in filmmaking and photography started at The School of Visual Arts in 2008 and fell in love with story telling.   His mission is to promote empathy thru his Visual Art; furthering a conversation about connection, equality, and mindset.  


Director Credits:  Amy's Victory Dance" - Award Winning Documentary, "Follow, Lead, Love"  & "PS Love Robby" - Documentary's currently in production, , "Dark Matter" -  Short Film feat. Desmond Richardson, GLAM winner for Various Music Videos including "Higher Love" -  Carishma, Associate Director for  Cirque du Soleil  Flash mob Time Square, Obotacario Commercial-Brazil.


Choreography Credits:  Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Pink, Whitney Houston, Usher, Jason Durelo, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Jamie Foxx, Mya, Brian McKnight, Deborah Cox, India Arie, Liza Minnelli, Gloria Gaynor, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street, the Electric Company, New York City Knicks Dancers,  Brooklynettes, Optimum triple play, Are We There Yet,  and many other TV/Live stage Events.



Reels

Director's Sizzle

Choreography Reel

Published Work



Testimonials

Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special
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BT & Liza
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"You are unbounded immortality & together we are creating it"

-Michael Jackson (an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century.


"I loved working with Brian, he was involved, enthusiastic, and fun"

-Chita Rivera  (An American actress, dancer, and singer best known for her roles in musical theatre. She is the first Hispanic woman and the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award in December 2002)

"To my Baby Brian, we did good...thank you for creating my comeback show..superb!!    

-Liza Minnelli  (an American actress and singer, best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Cabaret (1972) several hit albums and many other film &t tv appearances.)

"It is always a pleasure working with Brian, his energy, passion and assuring nature brought out the best in me."

-Desmond Richardson (Performing Artist Tony Award Nominee and CoFounder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet)

Carishma
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Portrait photoshoot NYC
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“When it comes to directing my image there is no one I trust more than Brian, He has supported me and my vision for the past 10 years. He really knows how to make me feel comfortable in front of the camera, which helps give me the confidence to be my authentic self.    

-Carishma (Recording artist, song writer)    

" I love working with Brian Thomas. He's always open to creatively collaborate in making my projects look their best allowing me to express myself as an artist."

-Francesca Maria (Recording artist, songwriter at Sony Music, entertainer, choreographer)

"Brian Thomas is truly the best of the best.  He made me feel super comfortable and confident. Turnaround time was very quick, and I am in love with him! His creativity is cutting edge and he is driven to excellence! Truly an artist in every sense of the word."

-Maggie Sposato, (Executive Producer)

"Being on ABCs Hit TV Show Secret Millionaire, I've had the good fortune of doing many TV, radio and print appearances and interviews, which means I've worked with many producers and video directors. I can tell you Brian Thomas is one of the BEST I've ever worked with! What separates Brian from everyone else is not only his background and experience, but his caring heart for your vision and project. I've NEVER met anyone behind the camera who TRULY cares about your success as much Brian. If you want your story and vision to be told in your authentic voice and become a message that is TRULY you and makes a difference in the world, then do yourself a HUGE favor and forget looking anywhere else. Work with Brian today! You will be SO grateful you did!"

-James Malinchak  (Featured on ABCs Hit TV Show, "Secret Millionaire" Over 2,000 Interviews on TV, Radio & in Print Delivered 3,000+ Presentations, 1,000+ Consultations & Authored 21 Books)



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