Broadcast Digital Awards 2022
Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas

Milk First


Grierson nominated filmmaker, Fremantle  ‘Breakthrough Leader,’ and co-founder of new indie – Milk First that amplifies diverse voices of the world we live in today.

Alex began his media career as a freelance multimedia journalist covering stories across all seven continents in the world –  for NGOs such as UNICEF and publications like the New York Times.

Today – Alex specialises in warm – authentic,  character driven documentaries, often exploring sensitive issues with hard-to-reach communities that rarely feature in mainstream media. .

In the midst of the global pandemic Alex decided to set up production company Milk First with good friend and broadcaster Ayo Akinwolere – the gamble paid off when Milk First was inducted into Channel 4’s Indie Accelerator Program.  Alex’s recent productions include the highly commended; Yorkshire Cop: Police, Racism and Me (Channel 4)