Talent Guide

Frederick Thornton

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2017, Grants and Awards 2015, Producing Lab 2015, Project Involve 2015


Born in Cleveland, Ohio on our day of the Lord September 20th 1986, Frederick Thornton is an African-American independent film producer. He has won an IFP Gotham Award, AFI Audience Award, and been nominated for the Piaget Producers Spirit Award. He is currently in production on a feature length documentary about the Los Angeles roller dance community entitled “L.A. Roll” and in pre-production on “Farewell Tour,” a narrative feature length film set to film this August in Kansas City. Thornton’s latest completed work is Marnie Weber’s debut feature experimental art film, Day of Forevermore, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in Geneva Switzerland in early 2016 and was presented by Artillery Magazine at the Downtown Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles. Frederick is an alumni fellow of Film Independent’s Project Involve and Producing Lab. He was also a participant filmmaker in IFPs No Borders, part of IFP’s Film Week. Frederick currently has two lady dogs and is pondering a third but isn’t sure if he’s ready for that sort of responsibility.

Current Project

Farewell Tour


Three Christian Fundamentalist teenagers, with the dynamic of The Golden Girls, help a local agnostic search Kansas City for his AWOL, terminally ill mother. They discover their hearts aren’t true, and question if they really are pals and each other’s confidants.