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Thomas C. Gaunt is a filmmaker and screenwriter whose work has been recognized by film festivals and competitions (CineStory, ScreenCraft, Austin, Heartland, Nashville, Nicholl and Slated) and has aired on television and streaming networks (PBS, The El Rey Network, Netflix and The Sundance Channel).

Thomas is currently in development on his dramatic crime feature THE NIGHT WATCHMAN which was in the Top 20% of the Nicholl Fellowships, a Second Rounder at Austin, a Final Draft Semifinalist, a ScreenCraft Drama Feature Semifinalist and a 2021 CineStory Quarterfinalist. Most recently, Thomas adapted Alexander Key's young adult novella, THE FORGOTTEN DOOR which was named a 2021 Quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowships. In 2020 Thomas completed CIRCLE OF THIEVES, a heist thriller about a master thief who is coerced by his parole officer into committing a lucrative heist. THIEVES was just named a Semifinalist in the 2021 CineStory TV Retreat and Fellowship and a Quarterfinalist in the 2021 Nashville Film Festival. Previously, Thomas' serialized sci-fi adventure drama WORLDS APART was named a Semifinalist in the 2019 Nashville Film Festival as well as the 2020 ScreenCraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition and a Quarterfinalist in the 2020 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition.

Back in 2016, Thomas wrote and directed the short thriller RED MAZE about a struggling boxer who makes an ill-fated decision in an attempt to provide for his family. RED MAZE premiered on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network in 2017 winning six film festival awards including a Silver Remi Award in the suspense/thriller category at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival. Thomas wrote and directed the feature documentary A PLACE CALLED HOME: AN ADOPTION STORY, about an Indiana family’s unique adoption of nine siblings. A PLACE CALLED HOME won a ‘Crystal Heart Award’ at the 2004 Heartland Film Festival and the ‘Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature’ from the Indianapolis International Film Festival before premiering on PBS in 2005.

Known For
A Place Called Home: An Adoption Story

BAD BLEED

Thomas C. Gaunt
Mystery & Suspense Drama

A car accident in the middle of nowhere sends three recently reunited friends into a desperate search for help... but when they discover an isolated mansion, inhabited by a wealthy man with a horrifying obsession, momentary relief turns into a terrifying fight for survival.

THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

Thomas C. Gaunt
Drama Action & Adventure

An emotionally tormented veteran's decision to help a victim of sex trafficking exposes him and his remaining family to a criminal underworld hellbent on finding the girl and making him pay.