Thomas Ikimi, Author at Raindance

About Thomas Ikimi


Thomas Ikimi was born in London and spent his childhood in Nigeria and England, before studying at Columbia University, New York. In 2010 he wrote, directed and produced his first feature length film LEGACY for just 500K in 21 days starring Idris Elba. LEGACY premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, and on the festival circuit that followed, garnered the Best Film Award at the American Black Film Festival, was nominated for Best UK Feature at the Raindance Film Festival in London, was nominated for a British Independent Film Award, won Best Director at the London Screen Nation Awards 2011, and was picked up for distribution in both the US and UK with limited theatrical releases in both countries.

Thomas then wrote, directed, produced and edited the long short NOSTRADAMUS. It premiered at Tribeca in 2015 and was a Critics’ choice with critics tipping it for a 2016 OSCAR. His follow up in 2018 was another long form short as writer/director/producer/editor THE LOCKSMITH which has also met critical acclaim.

In between Thomas works consistently as a writer and creator. Over recent years, he sold work to NBC UNIVERSAL, FOX, LEGENDARY PICTURES and SKY BROADCAST. Thomas also enjoys his passion for technology, and as a computer programmer and software developer, released his first cross platform movie review and rating application QURATOR in 2019 through his tech company.

Thomas now lives in London having moved back from the US after twenty years. He is represented by UNITED AGENTS.

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