Directors/Thomas Leisten Schneider

Thomas Leisten Schneider

Thomas is a French director who studied both theatre and advertising. In his films he finds truthful
performances all the while creating rare settings that are odd, beautiful, strange or hilarious. His
comedic style is quite unique, showing not only a flair for working with actors but also a striking and
distinctive visual style.  

His commercial work recently won recognition with his series of films for Lone Wolfs which bagged him the Best New Director gong at LIA 2015, a Young Director Award shortlist at Cannes Lions 2015, a gold win for branded content at the Kinsale Sharks and saw him shortlisted at Ciclope and One Screen Film festivals. His new short film “Point and Shoot” played in various festivals including Toronto and has been nominated for five Kinsale Shark awards this year.
He is now working on a feature film debut “Wet reckless”.


  • Tiebreaker
  • Point and Shoot
  • Hugo Reitzel 01
  • Hugo Reitzel 02
  • Lone Wolfs
  • Charlie from LA
  • Attraction