Thomas Baricevic – PRODUCER/DIRECTOR
Thomas began his days as an engineer and later studied sculpture and film at The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. His first short film Ghost of Wannawong shot on super eight, screened at The Buenos Aires International Film Festival in 1997. Since then he has written/directed and produced short films, international documentaries and music videos, including the award-winning documentary We Live through These Times about students protesting against educational funding cuts in arts education.
Thomas has been a jury member for the AFI (AACTA) Awards and co-founded Short Trips and Fitzroy Shorts monthly short film festivals that ran collectively over eight years. Which showcased local and international short filmmakers, screening over 1000 short films in his capacity as a curator.
Thomas began working with the Melbourne Sudanese community in 2008 on a documentary titled Step by Step. It proved to be a success and was a catalyst to many projects such as the short film The Fabric which is currently on the festival circuit, which in turn led to the making of Hope City and The Coin. Thomas is currently in development of a follow up to The Coin with a feature film version, titled Lost Boy.