Rory Thompson is a twenty-two-year-old Black filmmaker born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Digital Media Production and minors in Media Studies and Film Studies from Flagler College.
Growing up with a passion for stories and storytelling, Rory quickly fell in love with video storytelling via film and television. At the age of 10, he started making home movies and stop motion videos. Since then, Rory has worked with various sports organizations, specializing in video editing and sports broadcasting, including the Jacksonville Sharks, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Jacksonville Giants, the St. Augustine Glory, and Flagler College Athletics. He has also independently produced music videos and worked on various short films. At the age of 17, he made his first short film, "Fourth of July". In the Spring of 2021, Rory started production on his first short film in almost four years with "Six Months Later", which was later released in July 2021. He is currently in post-production of his next film, which served as his undergraduate thesis, "The Butterfly and the Wasp", with a planned release in 2023.