Award winning producer, writer, designer and Transmedia developer, Thom is the CEO/Creative Director of ZONE4 Digital Media, a Brisbane based multi-platform Production Company that he founded in 1999.
has developed projects for ABC (US), ITV, BBC
, Yahoo7 and the ABC in Australia.
Thom was Executive Producer, Design and Technical Director on Emmy® nominated Find815 (Lost), BAFTA winning Spooks Interactive, BAFTA nominated, Emmy® nominated and ATOM nominated Emmerdale Online Channel.
In 2008 Thom
won an individual BAFTA Craft award for Interactive Innovation (Content) where he
was recognised for his
work on the Spooks and Emmerdale projects.
ZONE4's work has won several AIMIA
awards including a World summit award for the Brisbane City Council Green Home project.
While running ZONE4 Thom was also one of three equal co-founders and directors that set-up Brisbane based Hoodlum.
In 2008 Thom left Hoodlum to explore the combination of transmedia entertainment and education through the use of serious games.
Recently developing a project for Queensland Health on the subject of young people mixing illicit drugs, the project called Aftermath was a finalist in the 2010 International Japan Prize for cross media projects dealing with the problems of a modern society and finalist in the 2011 AIMIA Awards.
Having worked in the design and multimedia industries for the past twenty years, Thom
has developed a real understanding of how the requirements, capabilities and constraints of each new and evolving digital platform can work together to deliver a finished product.
WINNER: THOM SAUNDERS Spooks Interactive (BBC/Kudos Film and Television/Hoodlum Active)
NOMINATION: THOM SAUNDERS Emmerdale Online Channel (ITV1/Hoodlum Active)
Alongside running his own business Thom found time to be the Lecturer for the Masters of Communication Design for the two semesters of 2004.
on the Board of AIMIA Queensland