Visionary writer/director R.T. Thorne has emerged as one of Canada’s most eclectic storytellers since debuting on the music video filmmaking scene over a decade ago. He is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Producing director of UTOPIA FALLS, a genre bending, Afrofuturistic young adult science fiction series, that premiered as a HULU Original in 2020.
Known for his bold, strong sense of story, and acute connection to underground culture R.T. has been tapped to direct television for NBCUniversal, Netflix, Disney, HULU and Bell Media. His international episodic television work has taken him to three continents, earning him two Canadian screen award nominations, and a Directors Guild of Canada nomination.
After winning 17 International music video awards, and working with international music artists like Drake & Snoop Dogg, R.T. moved into long form filmmaking in 2012. In 2015 he wrote, directed and co-produced THE TIME TRAVELER, which won best short film at the Canadian Film Festival. In 2018 R.T. was accepted to the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab to develop his debut feature.
As Chair of the Director’s Guild of Canada BIPOC (BIack, Indigenous & People of Color) members committee, R.T. is committed to fighting against Anti-Black racism, and advocating for equality in the Film and TV industry. R.T. continues to follow his passion for storytelling, creating & developing commercially viable filmmaking properties from diverse cultural perspectives.