The Swimmer.

Plunge into the striking visuals and captivating tale behind Thomas's doc The Swimmer, filmed in Ireland in association with the Irish Film Board.

The Swimmer was shot on location in the West of Ireland, in April, so our biggest challenges were weather and water temperature. The shoot was unique because over 75% of it took place in the water or on a boat in the water. Needless to say, we were cold and our underwater cinematographer was colder and our swimmer was, well, even colder…

- Thomas Beug

"Thomas Beug’s work brims with contagious enthusiasm and charm. Whether it be through his cinematic visuals, his true-to-life performances or his mischievous sense of humor, Thomas brings a unique, engrossing presence to his body of work. And he's a real pleasure to collaborate with."

- Ted Royer, Droga5

Road To Rio 2016.

Ever wonder how the world's top athletes start their day? Thomas takes us into the lives of 5 first-time Olympians for Kellogg's with Edelman.

"The main challenge we faced on Kellogg's was capturing the life of an Olympic athlete - their drive, their discipline, their personal lives, their dreams - in just a single day.

For this project I had to get to know the subjects quickly, develop a rapport with them quickly, and make them feel comfortable enough to share their lives with me (quickly). I wanted the finished product to have a personal, intimate and spontaneous feel so it was really important to bond with these athletes and gain their trust.  

It was exciting for me to hear these athletes speak from the heart about what gets them out of bed every morning, day-in and day-out, rain or shine to train for the Olympics. Of course, seeing them do their thing up close was also pretty awesome.

- Thomas Beug

No Guidebooks and No Saying No.

"Travel is a social endeavor for us. We find a local in every city we go to, and we get them to take us on a mad adventure over the course of a weekend."

- Thomas Beug, The New York Times on This Is My City
Q and A with Thomas Beug and Tim Kalafas

Welcome to Hangar B.


Thomas's charming documentary Hangar B brings us the days of Dante DeMille and Hank Iken, as they muse on life and death while restoring an old aircraft in a forgotten hangar of Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Airfield.


Thomas Beug’s directing work brings together a spontaneous, real-life sensibility with an eye for beautifully composed, cinematic visuals. Originally from a small town in the West of Ireland, he is now based in a large town on the East coast of America. Beug joined Droga5 in 2006 as employee #8, and while at Droga5 he directed a global Adidas campaign featuring Novak Djokovic, Kaka, Dwight Howard and Tyson Gay. He then went on to direct a documentary campaign for Puma, which featured Usain Bolt returning to Jamaica following his multiple Gold Medal victory at the Beijing Olympics.

In 2009, Beug co-created an independent travel show called This Is My City. The first season of the show brought him to nine different countries in a search for the insider perspective on cities from various clued-in locals. The show has been an online hit and featured in publications such as The New York Times and The Guardian.
In 2013, he created three Prudential films for Droga5 that were part of a Titanium Lion winning campaign.  A documentary series for Budweiser entitled Rise As One (Vice) returned him to the documentary sporting world and saw him shooting in seven countries including Brazil, China and Palestine in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

More recently, Beug directed a short documentary called Hangar B, which follows a group of octogenarians who restore old aircraft in a forgotten hangar of the Floyd Bennett Airfield in Brooklyn. The film brought him to the White House for AFI DOCs, won ‘Best Documentary Short’ at the Fastnet International Shorts Festival and received a ‘Critic’s Pick’ at the DOC NYC Film Festival. His recent commercial clients include Elmer's, Walgreens, and Kellogg's.

Beug is 6ft 8 but he does not play basketball. He can also report that the weather is exactly the same up there.