Born in Brighton, England, 1979, Thomas Clay studied 16mm film production at the CFU in London. At the age of 19, he made his first medium-length film, MOTION (2001), together with producer and co-writer Joseph Lang. His debut feature, THE GREAT ECSTASY OF ROBERT CARMICHAEL (2005), screened as part of Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. His second feature, SOI COWBOY (2008), shot on location in Thailand, premiered in the Cannes Official Selection in 2008. Both films were sold theatrically in many countries around the world. The first retrospective of Thomas Clay’s work was held at the Mar Del Plata IFF. FANNY LYE DELIVER’D (2020) is Thomas’ third feature film.