Kyle Thrash

AFS Film: The Sentence of Michael Thompson

Born in Philly, Thrash grew up in Lehigh County PA in a small town called Germansville. Lots of unsupervised time as a kid meant getting into trouble with his two brothers, often filming skate videos on his Hi8 video camera and screening them at his school for friends and teachers. He used filmmaking as a way to experience, learn, and grow; to celebrate characters and stories that make life worth it. His work very quickly gravitated toward capturing the underbelly of America, the interesting characters and oddballs that are rich with environment and sense of place. His Music Videos have been shortlisted for 3 UKMVA’s (the latest in 2020 for his Lewis Capaldi video Before You Go), nominated for Best Music Video at 2018 SXSW and received a host of Vimeo Staff Picks. 2020 also brought the Amazon Prime release of his debut feature doc Maybe Next Year which serves as a love letter to the passionate and often-times eccentric fans of the Philadelphia Eagles. Critically acclaimed, it has received Honorable Mention for Best Direction at the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival.