Thomas loves his family, surfing, and nature. His work life has been largely focused on projects in his local community. In 2000, he founded The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. After 21 years at the helm, he recently left to pursue
a new project, Stillpoint Martha’s Vineyard. Stillpoint is a community space for classes, conversations, and contemplation. In 2016, Thomas released ONE BIG HOME, a feature documentary that chronicles his effort to limit house size on Martha’s Vineyard. In 2022 he produced ON OUR WATCH, a short doc about the health of the ponds on Martha’s Vineyard.