London based director Thomas Davis formally joins the Common People Films roster. 

Born and bred in Essex, Thomas discovered a passion for film shooting skate videos in his early teens, where he developed his raw style and very human approach.

“It was an honest start ... in skateboarding no one’s background matters, it can’t add any clout and I learnt loads about music, art and sub-cultures from a really young age. The skate videos everyone was making really inspired me and there are loads of parallels to where it took me in the music business, finding complementary visuals, either tonally or in a narrative way, for a song. Spike Jonze pioneered the early skate videos and has also been a huge influence in my life and on the way I view things”.

Thomas went on to study a BA Honours degree in Film Practice at London South Bank University where he learnt the value and importance of a collaborative process in production in addition to film making skills.

Getting a break filming BTS on tour with RAT BOY, Thomas then collaborated with him for his debut music video GET OVER IT, which was nominated for Best Music Video at the NME Awards in 2017.

His work has since taken him worldwide working with some of the most respected artists and record labels including projects for Beabadoobee, Tiana Major 9 (including a new Artist Spotlight for Capitol shot on 16mm) and NOISY. 

A recent project for Alfie Templeman Forever Isn’t Long Enough has attracted attention for its vibrant style and colour palette.