CEO of Liquid Cinema Inc. and DEEP Inc.
Over the past ten years, Thomas Wallner has pushed interactive narrative to its limits. He developed the story concept for Canada's first-ever interactive feature drama Late Fragment, and his genre-bending, Emmy award-winning works Fallen and Regenesis brought the underground genre of alternate reality gaming genre to mainstream television. Thomas has written and directed eight award-winning feature documentaries, which have been broadcast in more than 30 countries and met with critical acclaim. He is the recipient of two Emmy Awards, three Geminis, a Rose d’Or, two SXSW Interactive Awards, two Webbys and two CNMAs. Today, Thomas brings together his expertise in production, direction, screenwriting, filmmaking and game design as the founder and owner of DEEP Inc., a cross-platform production company developing the language of cinematic storytelling in immersive media. To meet this exciting aesthetic and technical challenge, DEEP developed Liquid Cinema, a software platform and toolset that allows filmmakers, producers and broadcasters to create and distribute story-driven 360 and VR content across the web, mobile and VR devices.