Thomas Selim Wallner owner of DEEP Inc. is an award-winning German/Canadian filmmaker. Wallner was a co-founder of Xenophile Media in 2001. He has worked with Rhombus Media since 1995. Thomas Wallner is a producer, writer, director and game designer working in feature film, television, games and interactive media. In addition to producing innovative cross-media properties for television, he has written and directed eight award-winning feature documentaries that have been broadcast in more than 30 countries.
A leading figure in the creation of participatory narratives he brought the underground genre of Alternate Reality Gaming into the Television mainstream, culminating in Xenophile Mediaâ€™s Emmy Award winning Fallen and Regenesis.
In 2007 Wallner developed the story concept for Late Fragment, Canadaâ€™s first interactive feature drama produced by the NFB and the Canadian Film Centre.
Thomas is a recipient of numerous honours including two Emmy Awards with a total of five nominations, three Geminis, a Rose dâ€™Or, two SXSW Interactive Awards, two Webbys and two CNMAâ€™s.
He was nominated for Interactive Producer of the Year at the 2011 CNMA awards.
His documentary, The Guantanamo Trap won the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Hot Docs film festival.