Thoms was a theatre director, film maker and curator. Founder of Ubu Films, editor of Ubu News, co-founder of the Ginger Meggs Memorial School of Art, participant in the Yellow House, director of artists' documentaries and exhibition curator. He was an important figure in the Sydney Filmmakers’ Co-operative.
Peta Landman, AFI Distribution Ltd Film and Video Catalogue, 1987. Four essays: 'Independent Film in Australia: a Short History' by Ken Berryman, 'Experimental Film' by Adrian Martin, 'Documentary Film' by Sarah Gibson and 'Entertainment Film' by Susan Dermody; followed by the catalogue, 70pp., divided into thematic or genre categories.