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Rebecca Thomas
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Thomas at the 2012 Deauville American Film Festival
Born (1984-12-10) December 10, 1984 (age 38)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Education Columbia University
Occupation Film director, writer
Years active 2009–present

Rebecca Ann Thomas (born December 10, 1984) is an American filmmaker and television director, best known for writing and directing the film Electrick Children and episodic television, including Stranger Things, Limetown, and When the Streetlights Go On.

Personal life

Thomas was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Las Vegas; she served a mission for 18 months in Japan. She is married to Mark Garbett (of The Moth & The Flame).

Directing career

Thomas' short film called "Nobody Knows You, Nobody cares" premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Her debut feature, Electrick Children, debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival on 10 February 2012. It also played in the U.S. at the South by Southwest Film Festival on 15 March 2012.

Thomas directed episode seven, "The Lost Sister", of the second season of the Netflix series, Stranger Things.

Thomas directed all 10 episodes of Limetown, starring Jessica Biel, and also directed all 10 episodes of When the Streetlights Go On.


Short film

Year Title Director Writer Notes
2009 Nobody Knows You, Nobody cares No Yes Also actor
Ivan Sings Yes No
2016 Las Vegas, West Yes Yes

Feature film

Year Title Director Writer
2012 Electrick Children Yes Yes


Year Title Director Executive
2016 Sweet/Vicious Yes No Episode "The Blueprint"
2017 Stranger Things Yes No Episode "Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister"
2019 Limetown Yes Yes 10 episodes
2020 When the Streetlights Go On Yes No 10 episodes
2022 Archive 81 Yes Yes 4 episodes

Other credits

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Spit Production designer Short film
2011 Not Dark Yet Production staff
2013 Lea Actor
2015 Teddy Boy Production assistant
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