about

Thomas is a three-time Australian Screenwriters Guild Award (AWGIE) winning screenwriter who has written comedy for Australians (Good News Week), the British (NewsJack), and animation lovers all over the world (The Deep, Pirate Express, Winston Steinburger & Sir Dudley Ding Dong, Beat Bugs, Dennis the Menace & Gnasher). In fact, one of Thomas’ scripts for Dennis became the sole script selected by the BBC - of all 52 produced - to represent Dennis at the BAFTA Awards, earning the series its first ever BAFTA nomination.

Thomas also has a passion for sitcom and, after being mentored by Ken Levine (Frasier, The Simpsons) in LA, he returned to Sydney to co-create and write 'Thank You For Being a Friend', a live stage show that features the Golden Girls as Muppets-style puppets! Debuting at the world-famous Comedy Store, the affectionate puppet parody earned rave reviews, sell-out seasons and - after being successfully licensed - has continued to run every year, both in Australia and internationally. He also co-created a second puppet-based Golden Girls parody show for the US market, called That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody that debuted Off-Broadway and is currently touring the United States.

Currently, Thomas is working on a number of screen projects, including several with award-winning animator Suren Perera, including Escape from Pirate Asylum, which won 'Best in Show' at the prestigious Asian Animation Summit in late 2019. In 2018 he took his first Head Writer role on the 26 x 1/2 hour series Space Nova for SLR productions. The show has been a ratings hit for the ABC and went on to earn half the nominations in its category at the 2020 AWGIES, with Thomas's episode 'Ghost Station' winning the award.

                   
Thomas Duncan-Watt with sitting in a director chair