Hey, I'm Ethan Tomás!

New York, New York

Born in the rural Scottish Borders, Tomás was raised by a single mother who was a gardener and a fine artist. At sixteen, he dropped out of school to make his first film, Conflict (2007), featuring two characters played by himself. The film’s independent success led to its broadcast on BBC Two, as well as financing to write and direct the surrealist LGBTQ+ drama, Rapture (2009), for the BBC.

While working with the BBC, Tomás also studied a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Video and Interactive Arts at Middlesex University London, where he graduated top of his class and directed the folk-horror micro-feature, Temple Wood (2011), as his final project.

Since then, he has worked for five years as an Editor in New York City, co-founded the production company, Nominal Content, and produced several award-winning video art works that have been featured in exhibitions across London and New York City.

Currently, Tomás lives in the Highlands of Scotland. He makes challenging narrative films that explore the intersection of sexuality, mental health, and socioeconomic class.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.


This project got the green light!

Test: A Classic American Story....On Steroids

New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County Film Feature
Sport, LGBTQ

A young bodybuilder living in Ohio defies his religious mother when he follows the county's best coach into a world of steroid abuse


This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Film Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.


This project got the green light!


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Film Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A queer couple is determined to tie the knot their own way.


This project got the green light!


Bloomington, Indiana Film Feature

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.


This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.


This project got the green light!

Bitter Taste

New York City, New York Film Short

A dark drama about a successful Scottish Chef who relives memories of his childhood through cooking.


This project got the green light!

The Invaders

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, Thriller

When a girl is followed on her way home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.


This project got the green light!


New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.


This project got the green light!

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