Thomas Konkle has over 20 years of experience directing, acting and writing. Konkle is currently appearing in the series “Baskets” on the FX channel with Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson. As an actor, he goes by the name Tom but as a writer and director he has always been credited as Thomas. He was staff writer for Warner Brother’s Be Cool Scooby Do television series. He is a published author with the novel, Red Skies. He recently directed the WW2 period film, The Longest Knife.
Thomas fell in love with the movies as a child and has been growing as an artist creatively and technically since moving to Los Angeles at the age of 22. His earliest films won awards while at The American University’s Film and Drama program in Washington D.C. He honed his craft on stage in live productions throughout the 90’s while also working behind the camera being at the leading edge of the digital revolution finding a balance between the organic craft of storytelling and the acting process while gaining technical proficiency as technology evolved in the production, post-production and visual effects industry up to the present. Konkle has the unique skill of being an artist who actually professionally acts, writes and directs while understanding the highly technical side of the production process through production to distribution and promotion through social media. Thomas is techie with the mind of a poet. Konkle has over 80 IMDB credits and a number of award winning projects as an actor, writer and director. He is a skilled indie producer as well. He has had a lifetime to learn aspects of the jobs from directors like writer/director Christopher Guest, legendary TV director James Burrows, director Jim Sheridan, writer/ director David Twohy, director Ruben Fleischer, Wes Craven, legendary makeup artist Rob Bottin, and apprenticed with Graham Ford (Time Bandits, Brazil, Gandhi) who was to produce Tom’s first film before his untimely death. Thomas performed and wrote with John Cleese on a comedy television special in Europe. The remaining members of Monty Python asked him to direct, perform, and taint their never before seen sketches in new show called, Owl-Stretching Time. Thomas has worked for all of the major networks as a performer and writer. Konkle has written, directed and performed over a hundred internet productions, film, commercials and live stage productions. Thomas is the owner and partner in the integrated production/post-production company Lumen Actus, LLC based in Burbank, CA.