Will Thorne, Author at Raindance

About Will Thorne


Will Thorne is a Writer/Director and Producer. Starting out in the film industry working on features, commercials and music promos he fell into a career in Comedy/Entertainment television, after getting a job on a Lenny Henry sketch show. Working for UK Independents such as Tiger Aspect, Endemol and Avalon, he has spent time in development and worked on production for primetime shows for BBC1, ITV1, CH4 and MTV.

In 2014 he began developing and producing feature doc. ‘One Man and His Shoes’ with Yemi Bamiro, and in 2015 began writing ‘Silent Night’ a crime thriller set in London at Christmas. In 2020 both feature films released theatrically and on home entertainment in the UK, with One Man and His Shoes featuring at both SXSW and the London Film Festival.

Will was on the short list for the 2016 BFI Vision Awards and is on the 2020 longlist for the BIFA Breakthrough Producer and nominated for the Discovery awards.