George Mangalath Thomas is a film director and producer, scriptwriter and advertising professional. He first came to prominence with his commercials for Gwalior Suiting, featuring Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. Several hundred commercials and corporate films later, George Mangalath Thomas has worked with premier brands in India, USA, the UK and Europe.
Brand-building. In-depth research and market knowledge make for successful films. Which is why several clients have stayed with George Mangalath Thomas for decades. The Aditya Birla Group, Gits Foods, TRS Wholesale (UK) and House of Spices (USA)are among the
brands which have benefited from this long association.
Legacy of the Mahatma. With principal photography in three continents, the film examined the relevance of the teachings and beliefs of Mahatma Gandhi in the modern world, using interviews with luminaries such as the Dalai Lama. Legacy of the Mahatma had its premiere at the world’s largest conference on non-violence at Bethlehem, Palestine in December 2005.
Filminute. Rated as the largest film festival in the world, Filminute receives over 8000 entries annually from across the globe, of which only 25 films make the selection. George has been shortlisted five times.
Awards. George has won the Asia-Pacific Award for his films on AIDS. His films have won IDPA Gold and Silver multiple times across the years.
George Mangalath Thomas has served two consecutive terms as General Secretary of the Indian Documentary Producers Association, the country’s oldest and most prestigious film Body.