Talent Guide

Kelly Thomas

  • Discipline:Producer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2006, Grants and Awards 2015


Kelly Thomas is a producer of independent film and co-founder of Extraordinary Renditions. Most recently, Thomas produced Spa Night, which premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is distributed by Strand Releasing. She began her film career with Mockingbird Pictures and has worked with acclaimed directors Rodrigo Garcia, Phedon Papamichael, Robin Swicord, and Brad Silberling. Thomas was the Producer in Residence for Film Independent’s Artist Development programs and in that capacity managed and curated labs for writers, directors, producers, and documentary filmmakers. She also produced branded entertainment for Vanity Fair and Lincoln Motors.

Thomas holds an MBA from the University of Virginia and a PhD in English from the University of Michigan where her dissertation explored representations of “white trash” in American culture. Thomas currently lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with her husband and their three cats.

Current Project

Spa Night


A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.