Contact:

Landstraßer Gürtel 43

1030 Vienna

Austria

 

1511 N. Hoover St.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

United States

 

Phone:

+43 664 340 14 75

 

Email:

office@arthom.tv


We proudly anounce...
...WORLD MEDIA FESTIVALS 2021, Hamburg - The SILVER AWARD for the Category "Tourism and Travel" goes to the TV production "Mozart Haus Vienna" aired in 2020 on ORFIII on behalf of "Product Placement International", produced by VANTHOMAS Ltd.; Script, director and camera by George Thomas, treatment under the participation of Karin Kofler; edited by Günther Danninger and hosted by Karin Kofler.
____________________________________________________________________

R.I.P...

...Paul Sorvino. Exactly 5 years ago I worked with him as his DP in Austria. A great man and a competent actor and director. (Hollywood legend, "Goodfellas")

For legal reasons, this tv-episode cannot be seen here under "Current Releases"".
For legal reasons, this tv-episode cannot be seen here under "Current Releases"".

Helmut Newton...

...would have been 100 years
old this year. His pictures have become cult. Newton was born in Berlin and learned his trade there in a studio for portrait photography. As a Jew, he had to emigrate to Australia via Singapore, where he set up his own business. In Paris he then began to photograph fashion. His customers were the big international fashion magazines. Newton mostly lived in Monte Carlo, Paris and Los Angeles. A tv-episode by Jacqueline Knollmayr and George Thomas for W24.

...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

Culture Shoot...

...In the Belvedere for W24: The paintings of the Viennese Artist Joseph Rebell from the 19th centuty show the atmosphere in Italy at the exhibition "Southern Light". A welcome reminder of the past summer especially in these autumn days. An episode by Jacqueline Knollmayr and George Thomas.


...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

Vienna Fashion Week...

...was the topic we accompanied for W24. The host was Jacqueline Knollmayr in front of the camera and George Thomas behind the camera and in the editing suite.

...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

In cooperation with W24...

...an interesting tv report was filmed at the Belvedere 21 entitled "Avantgarde and Present" of Austrian arts and it´s creators. An episode of Jacqueline Knollmayr in front and George Thomas behind the camera and in the editing room.

In the 1860s...

...a highly competitivemarket for collectors pictures with new themes and new formats emerged. Instead of selling a few copies of photographs to individual customers, countless coppie were now made and sold through publishers. One of the most successful photographer who became a publisher was Otto Schmidt. A television episode by Jacqueline Knollmayr as a host and producer George Thomas behind the camera and in the editing room. Soon on W24.

 

 

 

 

 

...to be seen in "Current Releases"

 


...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

Eternal...

...Organic Natural Cosmetics at teir finest. In the 3rd district of Vienna, a show boutiquw opened about which Jacqueline Knollmayr and George Thomas shot a television episode-

On behalf of ORF...

...we have started filming a Yoga tv-series directed by Bernhard Rabl. Start On Air is August 2022.

...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

"Black Entertainment"...

...was initiated by Joana Tischkau, Anta Helena Recke, Elisabeth Hampe and Frieder Blume, and has already made stops as a nomadic exhibition at the Hebbel in Berlin or at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. For the Austrian edition, Dalia Ahmed, music journalist and FM4 presenter, came on board as an additional curator.  A TV report by Jacqueline Knollmayr and George Thomas.

...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

Missing Link...

..."Everything Is Architecture" - this sentense by the world-famous Architect Hans Hollein is the motto of the current exhibition at the MAK in Vienna. A television report by Jacqueline Knollmayr and George Thomas on W24.

...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

Coming soon on W24...

...schnitzel, fries, fish and chips...no, planes aren´t baked in oil, but recently they´re flying us with it to the worlds dream beaches. Austrian Airlines is now flying with used cooking oil in its tanks provided by OMV. Is this the aircraft-fuel of the future? An episode by Hava Tünger and George Thomas.

A Creative -Oasis...

...in the middle of Vienna. Jacqueline Knollmayr (host) and George Thomas (camera/Editor) visited the "Atelier10" in the Art Center of the Anker-Bread-Factory shooting an interesting TV-episode. Soon on W24.

 

 

(...to be seen in "Current Releases")


The "Hohe Wand" (High Wall)...

...is a preferred location for paragliders in Austria. Our reporter Michael Baumgartner was a "passenger" in front of the cameras of George Thomas and Wolfgang Semlitsch. To be seen soon on SchauTV.


(to be seen in "Current Releases)
(to be seen in "Current Releases)

An Episode...

...by host Jaqueline Knollmayr and George Thomas (camera/editing) about an exhibition at the Lower Belvedere in Vienna on the connection between Salvadore Dali and Sigmund Freud. Coming soon on W24.  

(To be seen on "Current Releases")
(To be seen on "Current Releases")

Edvard Munch...

...and his influence on other 20th century painters is the subject of an extensive exhibition at Vienna´s Albertina. Jacqueline Knollmayr and curator Antonia Hoerschelmann are guiding through the rooms with the exhibits. Behind the camera and in the editing suite was producer George Thomas.

Steve Nick...

...an insider tip of the Austrian music scene! Even Michael Jackson could not get past him during his performance at the Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna without getting him on stage as a support act - just as the Backstreet Boys did. Jacqueline Knollmayr and George Thomas had the pleasure of asking him for an interview in front of our camera in his recording studio in Vienna.

(...to be seen in "Current Releases")
(...to be seen in "Current Releases")

"Illumina"...

...is the name of a magical light show in the palace gardens of Laxenburg, where host Jacqueline Knollmayr and producer cameraman and editor George Thomas shot an episode for W24.

...to be seen in "Current Releases"


(To be seen in "Current Releases")
(To be seen in "Current Releases")

A New Way...

...to experience the life and art of Van Gogh to be seen in the Metastadt. Host Jacqueline Knollmayr and producer and cameraman George Thomas were there for W24.


The Grand Dame...

...of erotic painting tells us about her life while we visited Dina Larot in her Viennese studio. The episode is to be seen soon on W24. On set crew was Hava Tünger (reporter) as well as producer George Thomas (script, images and editing).

              (...to be seen in "Current Releases")


(...to be seen in "Current Releases")

For SchauTV...

...we´ve shot two specials on Gin and on "The Gold Of Nature" which is honey. The host of these episodes was Clara Ploder and behind the camera again George Thomas.


...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

"Vienna With A Seaview"...

...is the title of a television episode to go on air soon on W24. For this reason we are shooting in Trieste with host Karin Kofler and the architekt Giulio Polita. Behind the camera and in the editing suite is again producer George Thomas.

                                                 

...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

At the Belvedere 21...

...we´ve shot a TV-report on the "Himmelwärts"-show about Fritz Wotruba´s architectural work. Karin Kofler spoke to the art expert Markus Hübl.

 

 

...to be seen in "Current Releases"
...to be seen in "Current Releases"

Our TV-Report...

...speaking with the Austrian photographer-legend Walter Kühnelt about the Franz Hubmann Collection "Artist Portraits" at the Vienna Albertina was a real highlite. Our host was again Karin Kofler. Behind the camera and editor was producer George Thomas

The first time...

...after the pandemic, the "Afrikca-Days" now taking place again on Vienna´s Danube Island. Jacqueline Knollmayr discovered numerous delicacis amid exotic sents for our TV-report.

The magic word "Vaccination"...

Univ. Doz. Hans-Peter Hutter speaks with Karin Kofler in a detailed interview that we´ve shot in the Vienna Prater about the usefulness of a vaccination against Covid 19.                        

Jermaine Brown...

...choreographer and Supermodel from New York City is working with children on a workshop in Vienna´s "Green Door Artists Space". We spoke to him shooting a tv-report for W24.

The Lastkrafttheater...

...goes on tour again after the pandemic - with the play "Hell Fear". The premiere took place in Kaltenleutgeben. 25 perfomances in which a truck becomes a stage are planned for this year. Our host Jacqueline Knollmayr joined us and spoke to the actors.

They still exist...

...the small household stores where our grandparents already used to shop. In the meantime, they have become an institution, there is nothing you can´t find. The Interview was hold by David Maximilian Thomas and behind the camera and at the editing table was George Thomas.                

Dr. Hans-Peter Hutter...

...is a lecturer and epidemologist at the Medical University in Vienna/Austria. As a nationally and internationally highly respected scientist in the field of "virology", he explains the importance of the corona-vaccination and its effects and also takes a position on the subject of "vaccine reactions". Behind the Camera were George and David Thomas.                      

Covid-Tests...

...at the Vienna Airport should ensure more security and contribute to freedom of travel. We´ve shot this news reel with Jacqueline Knollmayr.


For ATV...

...we´ve recently shot a fashion report at the Castle of Gamlitz in Southern Styria for AdiWeissTV and Style Up Your Life. The models posing in front of the camera were Anja Kruse, Simone Stelzer, Ulrike Beimpold and Babs Kaudelka as well as  Jaqueline Knollmayr (interviews) and George Thomas behind the camera.


Vienna portraits...

...about the city´s districts arised in the course of the municipial council elections. Concept and interviews are coming from Carina Schwarz and behind the Camera and in the editing suite was George Thomas.

Austrian Celebrities...

...we´ve shot for a current styling-episode of "Adi Weiss-TV" for the Austrian broadcaster ATV. Behind the camera was George Thomas.

For...

...the Austrian National Broadcaster ORFIII we´ve shot a new episode of "Austria Has Taste", this time focusing on the Hilton Vienna Park. The host again was Karin Kofler and behind the camera George Thomas (DoP/camera operator/producer) and David Maximilian Thomas (camera-/sound-assistant).

(to be seen in "Current Releases")

In Mozart´s footsteps...

...in Vienna we´ve shot a particularly interesting episode of "Tasteful Austria" for the Austrian National Broadcaster ORF. The Host again was Karin Kofler and behind the camera George Thomas (camera operator, production, creation) and David Maximilian Thomas (camera-/sound-assistant).


For ORFIII...

...we´ve shot another episode of "Austria has Taste" at the "Föhrenwald" golf resort in Lanzenkirchen/Austria. The weater god unfortunately did not play along, but the chill- out ambience comes into play anyway. Again, the host was Karin Kofler and behind the camera David Maximilian Thomas (camera-/sound assistent) as well as George Thomas (production/camera).

A touching story...

...we´ve shot yesterday in Neudorf/Lower Austria for the Croatian program on W24. A Czech family-circus on it´s break in this village got stuck because of the Corona crises for almost 3 month. During this time, people from all over the area had helped animals and the circus owners to hold out. Yesterday, as a "Thank You", the circus organized a free event for everyone.

For W24...

...we´ve made a contribution on the research project "Dialects Of The Burgenland Croats". The story editor was Martin Ivancsics, behind the camera - George Thomas.


Under very strict conditions...

...we´ve shot a new episode of "Österreich hat Geschmack" ("Taste Of Austria") to be on air on May 23rd this year on ORFIII. Also on board at the location of the "Der Mann"-bakery in Vienna were Karin Kofler (host, director), George Thomas (camera, director), David M. Thomas (camera-/sound assistent) and Adrienn Thomas (continuity).

Dr. Hans-Peter Hutter...

...Med-Uni-Vienna talks about the connection between pandemics and environmental destruction by humans.


31 million...

...passengers counted on the Vienna Airport in 2019. However, there is currently a 10% drop in passenger numbers. The reason: The corona virus. A press conference with a loughing and a crying eye. Jacqueline Knollmayr was in front of the camera and behind and at the editing table George Thomas.

The Corona Virus...

...has arrived. Manon Soukup spoke to the medical doctor Paul Meng about the properties of this virus and our behavior towards this threat. George Thomas was behind the camera and at the editing table.

With "Style Up Your Life"...

...and its publishers Adi Weiss and Michael Lameraner, we have joined the "Almauftrieb" at the Ramsauhof. In front of the camera was Manon Soukup, behind and at the editing table George Thomas.

 

 


We wanted to know...

...what do British business people in Vienna think about the Brexit? Reporter was David Maximilian Thomas and behind the camera and at the editing table George Thomas.

We are asking...

...people in Vienna  - "Should economy as well as industry  listen more to Greta Thunberg" and "on what would you dispense facing the future clima crisis?" Editorial Stuff: George Thomas/David M. Thomas; Camera/Editing: George Thomas.


To be seen...

...in ORFIII we made another episode of "Österreich hat Geschmack" - this time at the BBQ-Restaurant Marengo. Also on board: Karin Kofler as host and behind the camera was David Maximilian Thomas as camera-/soundassistant, Sydney Thomas as production-assistant und cameraman George Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stubaital in Tirol...

...including Europe´s largest glacier ist known as an important Austrian winter holiday region. Located in the heart of this region is the Spa-Hotel Jagdhof. There we have shot another episode of "Österreich hat Geschmack" for ORFIII. In front of the camera: Host Ivy Chumley and behind George Thomas (camera), David Thomas (camera-/sound-assistance, Sydney Thomas (continuity).                             


For ATV...

we joined the Season Opening 2019/2020  of the Bavarian State Opera House in Munich together with Adi Weiss. This episode was created by Daniela Scheidbach. Behind the camera was George Thomas.

(watch in Current Releases)

For ORFIII...

...we have shot a new episode of "Österreich hat Geschmack" - this time in Vienna telling about "Tafelspitz" and "Kaiserschmarren". Host of the episode was Karin Kofler and behind the Camera George Thomas as DoP and David Thomas as well as Sydney Thomas as Camera-/Sound Assistants

Witching Hour...

...at the  Vienna Public Graveyard! We have shot this episode about death and ghosts for W24 and Vienna Online right in time before Helloween with Clarissa Höbinger as host. Behind the camera and in the editing suite was George Thomas

For ORFIII...

...we have shot a new episode of "Österreich hat Geschmack" - this time in Dachsteinregion Schladming. Host of the episode was Karin Kofler and behind the Camera George Thomas as DoP and Sydney Thomas as Camera-/Sound Assistant.

"WeinGut"...

...is the name of a new television format, which will probably go  "On Air" in ORFIII early next year. At the time we are shooting an associated trailer in Lower Austria and in Burgenland.


10 Years "Style Up Your Life"...

...celebrated at the brand new viennese Hotel Andaz joined by international celebrities - we have been there with our camera.

For ATV...

...we shot a story about the newest trends in shoe fashion.

Interviews have been made by  Carina Schwarz and behind the camera and at the editing table was George Thomas.

Backstage...

...to the new ORF production for the TV-Series "Österreich hat Geschmack" we were on Location in Ybbs an der Donau. Host Karin Kofler in front und George Thomas, David M. Thomas, Sydney Thomas behind the camera on assignment for Product Placement International.

 


For ORFIII...

...and the TV-Series Österreich hat Geschmack we have been shooting an episode at Bad Hofgastein with Karin Kofler as host showing the design hotel "Das Goldberg". Behind the camera - George Thomas, David Thomas and Sydney Thomas. Edited by Günther Danninger.

 

As a visiter from South-China...

...Asia´s biggest Airline landed in Vienna. The China Southern is now connecting frequently Austria with the Chinese megacity Guangzhou. We joined the arrival of this inauguration flight with our camera.


And again...

...a new ORF-Episode of "Österreich hat Geschmack" is in the can - this time on Austria´s biggest caterer. This time starring Ivy Chumley as host, behind the camera as always George Thomas.

Another episode...

of "Österreich hat Geschmack" for the ORF was shot at the "Schweizerhaus" located at Viennese Prater. The production crew was joined by Melanie Thimm (presentation/treatment), George Thomas (camera/direction/production), David Maximilian Thomas (camera assistence/sound recording) and Sydney Thomas (production assistence).

It was in the 90th...

...in the Austrian "Waldviertel". Here this atmospheric documentary-production of a mystical place was created, which gives rise to many puzzles. Idea: Birgit Kruder; Production, camera: George Thomas; Edited and directed by George Thomas.

Also in the 90th...

and long before the Austrian Conservative Party in coalition with the Austrian Freedom Party This documentary was produced on assignment of Continental Cable Television und wurde im ganzen US-Sendegebiet mehrmals ausgestrahlt. Produced by Vanthomas; Camera: George Thomas; Directed and Edited by Susan Thomas (deceased in 2001).

 

The Gastro-Magazine...

has published a very laudatory article about the ORF/W24-television format "Österreich hat Geschmack". It is planned to continue production at least until 2020.


At the vienese Palais Auersperg...

...the Rosenball was born again after a 2 years break - it´s a different ball established as a counterpart to the vienese Opera Ball. Both events are taking place at the same day. We have been there with our camera.

During the production of our ORF-Series...

..."Österreich hat Geschmack" on Eastern Tyrol, our television crew has stopped at the Jesacherhof at St. Jakob in the heart of the Dolomit-Mountains.


For the ORF-Series...

..."Österreich hat Geschmack" we have been shooting an episode at the Gannerhof in Villgraten, Eastern Tyrol. We had a very inspirating time there with its owner Josef Mühlmann.


We are shooting for the ORF...

...some new episodes of the television series "Österreich hat Geschmack" in Eastern Tyrol starring Melanie Thimm.

Impressions...

...during the production of an episode on a breathtaking show about Koloman Moser at the  Museum of applied arts in Vienna.


For another episode...

...of "Österreich hat Geschmack" to be on air in ORF we filmed again in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. This time we introduced the Hotel Zur Dorfschmiede.

For ORFIII...

...we have been shooting in Saalbach-Hinterglemm (Salzburg/Austria) to produce a new Episode for "Österreich hat Geschmack". We present the Alpine Palace-Hotel to our audience.

As seen on Schau TV...
...because of the development concerning the world climate, a large investment in favor of flood prevention is taking place in Lower Austria. We have been there filming along the Danube and Pielach.

For the TV-Format Schau Business (SchauTV)...

...we have produced an episode on the Christmas-Market in and around the castle of Grafenegg (Austria).



"Dancers Against Cancer"...

...is a Charity-Organisation, established by Yvonne Rueff collecting funds for treatments of cancer patients. This year the yearly Dancers Against Cancer Event took place at the Casino Baden. We joined it with our camera.

A new interpretation...

...of traditional photography. The photographer and cameraman Martin Ludl presents his stunning work at the Dock 7 Gallery. We have been there.




ORFIII-production...

...with "Casa del Vino" and the international star cook Johann Lafer for "Österreich hat Geschmack".


Soon on ORFIII -

Backstage while shooting in Rohr im Gebirge/Austria for "Österreich hat Geschmack".

Today in the editing suite...

 ...erotic paintingsfrom Dina Larot presented at the Viennese National Library. We took a look with our camera for Vienna Life TV.


Formula 1 in Brno (CZ)...

was the home of "Casa del Vino" for one weekend. Here are the delicacies for the racers such as the wellknown "Roast Beef With Onions", cooked in one of these gigantic trucks . "Casa del Vino" is stationed at all Formula 1-Races throughout Europe. We were there for ORFIII.


Backstage...

for "Österreich hat Geschmack"! For this television-episode on the traditional cake shop Sluka we have decided to move the production to the City of Vienna. It also shows the making of the famous "Sluka Cake".

As seen on ORFIII...

a restaurant service is to be exposed twice a month. George Thomas is in charge of camera operation and production in behalf of Product Placement International. The program can also be seen on W24.


"Walking On Sunset"...

was screened and awarded at the New York International Independent Film Festival in spring 2005, while the film opened in winter 2002 in the Film Casino, Vienna.

During the following six month the film will be restored and technicaly updated to return to the theaters next year.

 

(Director/Co-Producer/DoP: George Thomas)

 

George and David Thomas...

as guests at the BSL-Shortfilm Festival Vienna in company of Erwin Leder and Reinhard Nowak.

Stormy Flight...

over Vienna during the "Donauinselfest 2018" shooting a story for Vienna Online.

L`Atelier ...

...was screened on June 16th 2018 during the BSL-Shortfilm-Festival. George Thomas was in charge of the DP in this production.

For the Nigerian TV...

...George Thomas has been assigned to shoot a television report on an UNIDO-Conference in the UNO-City in Vienna .

 

Vanthomas goes international...

"My Jurassic Place"

 In summer 2017 the shooting of the US-feature film „My Jurassic Place“ was taking place in Lower Austria where George Thomas, as a camera operator, was part of the Austrian crew. The list of cast shows stars like Paul Sorvino ("Good Fellas") and Erwin Leder ("Das Boot", "Underworld", "Schindlers List"). Following the Los Angeles premiere in fall 2018 „My Jurassic Place“ will be lauched in theaters everywhere.

 

At the set of "My Jurassic Place"

For ORF (Austrian National Television)...

...we have shot an episode on the ongoing dramatic situation of refugies, stranded in a Viennese. shelter (watch in "REELS")

 

Report: Michael Ellenbogen

Camera: George Thomas

On Loc. Sound: David Thomas

Editing: Günther Danninger

For the Short Feature "L´Atelier"…

George Thomas was assigned as Camera Operator/DP. The movie was shot with own Equipment (Cine Alta) with 24p in widescreen. It was directed by Flo Convey. The Location for this Comedy was  a Viennese Art Gallery.

 

(watch in "REELS")

Tom Strasser Music Clip

On June, 1st 2014 the Tom Strasser Music Clip was shot in a vienese Studio. The director was Oliver Woess, George Thomas operated the camera. As a background footage, Oliver Voess has chosen motives from Amnesty International and Greenpeace. The primary screening was in September 2014 in Vienna.

(watch in "REELS"). 

Ina-Alice Kopp...

...a "Rising Star" in Hollywood! George Thomas shot a portrait for "Servus-TV" about the Austrian movie star und model living in her apartment right oposite the Chinese Theater and the Walk of Fame.

(watch in "REELS").

Back again in Hollywood...

George Thomas will frequently produce and shoot episodes from the megacity at the pacific ocean for different television formats to be shown on German language channels. 

Planned Projects...

 

Hollywood...

 

...is more than a simple location in the western area of the United States. Hollywood is a feeling, a mental experience of sun, endless rows of palmtrees, Boulevards, touching sunsets, the ocean, surving, impressing houses with large entry doors, expensive shops on “Rodeo Drive“, the “Walk Of Fame“ and stars – stars – stars!

 

“Hollywood Affairs“...

 ...at the time, is the working title for 3-5 minute uncut program for the “montage“ in already existing or planned german-speaking society television magazines, accompanied credited Hollywood-correspondents. Because of their nearly unrestricted access to stars various kinds, here and there, exciting home stories will arise. Other than usual society-contents, we also want to look into the peripheral life of our stars document this with pictures and reports. The benefit for broadcasters will be, that they do not depend on archives anymore, one can order exactly the material needed for almost the same price.

 

“What If“ - an exciting feature-documentary-series

What if...

...the known meteorite would have missed our blue planet earth 60 million years ago and the dinosours would not have been extincted? What would have happened to menkind intelligence? Would reptiles step into our place?

 

...two roman historians would not report, as the only contemporaries, about the execution of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago?

 

...Charles Lindbergh, who was known as devoted to the Third Reich, would have really become president of the United States? How would has history changed?

 

(Numerous contents are in preparation and will follow!)