Specialities: Featuring underrepresented voices, slice of life, truth to power

Cami Thomas is a producer and director who utilizes the arts as a form of advocacy and a conduit of social momentum. She is also the founder of the St. Louis production company, My Friends and I. As a commercial director, she has created outstanding work for Marriott International, Edward Jones, Microsoft, Puma, Bubble Cosmetics, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Repertory Theater of St. Louis.

Her digital short, “Summer in St. Louis,” uses St. Louis as the backdrop of a story of community, love, and impending revolution coming off the transformative years of 2020-2021. The full piece premiered at Profield Reserve in St. Lous, and won Best Super Short Drama at the Berlin Flash Film Festival.

Her documentary series “Smoke City” examining the 2014-15 Ferguson uprising won a St. Louis Magazine A-List Award for best original series.

Her work in film has been recognized by NPR, Teen Vogue, Chicago Sun-Times, Harvard Gazette and the Huffington Post and led to nominations and awards that include the UMSL DEI Accelerator program, St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 under 40 and LaunchCode’s Moonshot Awards.

Cami’s fine art has appeared in exhibitions including 2023’s Bound by Blood, a 10-day multi-media exhibition featuring documentary, photo and digital collage work at The Luminary, St. Louis; 2020’s Tuko Sasa, SubCulture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City; 2020’s Art is Revolution, Augmented Reality 3D exhibition by Huffpost, RYOT, and All Black Creatives; and 2019’s Saint Scrimmage Photo Exhibition, Chicago Art Department, Chicago.

Before becoming a full-time director and business owner, she worked for three years at Red Bull North America as culture marketing specialist. Prior to that she served as product specialist at Tesla Motors.

Work with Cami