Thomas has won The Grand Prize at Sundance as a producer, shown in competition as a director in Critic's Week, Cannes, worked from Spain to Madras as a visual consultant, screenwriter, producer and director.
Thomas Fucci runs Stray Dog Film.
Upon graduation from University in New York City, Thomas assisted and edited a number of independent features and documentaries before moving to Los Angeles to pursue writing and producing as a next step to directing.
An early assignment took him to Spain and the world of bullfighting as research for a screenplay he wrote while in Madrid: “Blood and Sand”, a modern adaptation based on the classic novel: “Sangre y Arena” by the novelist Blasco Ibanez. The film starred Sharon Stone and Mark Rydell.
Shortly after returning to the US, Thomas produced his first film: “Purple Haze”. The film won the Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Columbia/Triumph. The film was directed by David Burton Morris.
His second film as a producer, “Nightsongs”, was a participant at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute Lab before airing on PBS. The film was directed by Marva Nabili.
A meeting with Whoopi Goldberg led to his first directing job: the opening to Whoopi’s HBO Special: “Fontaine Why Am I Straight”. The special was nominated for a Cable Ace award.
From there he directed his first film, “The Comforts Of Home”, based on a short story by Flannery O’Connor.
“The Comforts Of Home” was quickly followed by his directing, “Don’t Call Me Frankie”. The film was produced by Sam Braslau.
“Don’t Call Me Frankie” premiered as an official selection and runner up in the Semaine de la Critique (Critic’s Week) section of the Cannes Film Festival, where it played to enthusiastic audiences from around the world before a limited release in Europe.
Since Cannes, Thomas has been a visual consultant and consulting producer on a number of films in some distant corners of the world, amongst them “Gills” and “Perfume Garden” – two projects shot throughout Italy and India. He has also been working as a screenwriter for others: “The Mind”, “Maya”, “The Return of the Thief of Bagdad”, “Kashmir”, “Mysterium”, “Cry Needle Rock”, “Fox In The City”.
Through Stray Dog Film, Thomas is developing projects he has written.
Name: Thomas Fucci
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Stray Dog Film LLC
Occupation: Director, Producer and Screenwriter