The Storms of Jeremy Thomas

Director Mark Cousins give us a glimpse into the life of Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas, documenting his annual pilgrimage to the Cannes Film Festival.

Year: 2021

Director: Mark Cousins

Producer: David P. Kelly

Music Supervisor: Estera Dabrowska

World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival 2021

Screen Scotland Funding: The Storms of Jeremy Thomas received £17,775 from The National Lottery and the Scottish Government through Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production Fund to support Mark Cousins as an award-winning, experienced documentary filmmaker.


In The Storms of Jeremy Thomas, Mark Cousins joins Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas (Crash, The Last Emperor, Rabbit-Proof Fence) for an intimate road trip from London to the Cannes Film Festival – an annual pilgrimage that Thomas has taken for the last 40 years.

The pair remember some of the most acclaimed and controversial films that Thomas brought to life, as well as his remarkable world of movie stars and filmmakers. Illustrated with a dazzling range of film clips and rich in insights about creativity and survival, The Storms of Jeremy Thomas is a road movie portrait of France, a film school and, a passionate call to arms for movies that get to the heart of life.

Header Image: Still of Mark Cousins and Jeremy Thomas from The Storms of Jeremy Thomas. Courtesy of Mark Cousins.