Kyle Thomas (born June 23, 1983) is a Canadian screenwriter, director, producer and actor. His first feature film, The Valley Below, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. He received two nominations for the Canadian Screen Award in the categories of Best Supporting Actor for Kris Demeanor and Best Original Song for “Wants” by Dan Mangan The film received largely positive reviews from Canadian media, including The Globe and Mail and National Post, which called the film an “excellent first feature”.
Early life and education
Thomas was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Calgary, Alberta. After completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts, he returned to Calgary in 2005 to form the North Country Cinema multimedia arts collective.
Directing and producing
Thomas is a founding member of North Country Cinema, along with directors Alexander Carson and Nicholas Martin, whom he met at Mel Hoppenheim Film School at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Through North Country Cinema, Thomas focused on making film and video content and creating award-winning works that have been screened at major international festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival  and SXSW. Thomas’ recent films have featured neorealistic narratives dealing with intimate and personal stories of life in rural Alberta. After announcing that his first feature, The Valley Below, would be funded by Telefilm Canada, he was named one of “10 Canadians to watch in Cannes” in 2013.
Thomas plays Danny in North Country Cinema’s second feature, O, Brazen Age, written and directed by Alexander Carson. The film premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2015.