on the silks

While on her honeymoon in 2011 Erin saw aerial silks for the first time while in Mexico. She was immediately enthralled and researched trainers the moment she got back to LA.  Since that time She’s trained at Wildman Athletica under the tutelage of Mark Wildman and Selkie Hom.  Her first film in the aerial space was a stylized doc on Mark. Later,  she and Selkie began creating aerial art films under their joint venture, the Versatile Assassins   Each film takes the viewer through an emotional journey as told by choreography and art design.  To date five films have been released.

 

You can follow the gang on their social media channels:

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HUMAN

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"We were not meant to be worshipped... but we needed to be seen."

View the film & read the gushing comments on YouTube.

A #versatileassassins film shot in Salida, CO

Directed and Edited by Erin Brown Thomas

Starring Selkie Hom 

Produced by Lauren Reid Brown, Erin Brown Thomas, Selkie Hom

Co-Produced by Mark Wildman

Cinematography by Beth Napoli

Music by Rag 'n' Bone Man

Young + Beautiful

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A viral sensation, Young + Beautiful depicts a woman finding the strength to cut off a toxic attachment. 

Over 2 million views on YouTube!

Filmed on location in Las Vegas, NV

A #versatileassassins film

Directed and Edited by Erin Brown Thomas

Starring Selkie Hom and Moe Alafrangy

Produced by Erin Brown Thomas, Selkie Hom, Daniel Woods

Cinematography by Beth Napoli

Music by Lana Del Rey

once upon a dream

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The inspiration for Once Upon a Dream was a tail of tragic romance.  Selkie and Erin started with a simple story:  A woman wakes from a stupor, unable to remember the night before.  As her memory clears, she starts piecing together the events of the previous evening only to realized that her lover attempted to poison her.

Erin used this story to unify the vision for Once Upon A Dream.  While every person who watches it brings their own history to the viewing, the sense of tragedy can be felt by all.

Once Upon a Dream has played a number of festivals including Sidewalk and the Oscar Qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival.

Filmed on location in Los Angeles, CA

A #versatileassassins film

Directed and Edited by Erin Brown Thomas

Starring Selkie Hom

Produced by Erin Brown Thomas, Selkie Hom, Craig Baxley Jr.

Cinematography by Beth Napoli

Music by Lana Del Rey

Wildman athletica

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A stylish doc profile on celebrity trainer Mark Wildman — Chris Pine's "Wonder Woman" trainer. Wildman believes a certain level of danger is a healthy thing when it comes to training because it keeps you present and in the moment.  He engages his clients with unique circus arts such as aerial silks, along with full-armored combat, clubbells, real machete duels, and tactical fitness.

Included are several of his clients: Troian Bellisario (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS), Christa B. Allen (REVENGE), Chanon Finley (MAD MEN), Babar Peerzada (LIONS FOR LAMBS), and director Erin Brown Thomas.

Shot on the R3D Monochrone Camera.

Directed, Edited and Produced by Erin Brown Thomas

Cinematography by Beth Napoli

Music Lana Del Rey, Goldfrapp, The XX

eye of the needle

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The artist’s struggle has been described as “constantly torn between the desire to hide and the desire to be seen.”  Eye of the Needle is inspired by anyone learning to let their guard down and step into their unique identity.

Filmed on location in Louisville, OH

A #versatileassassins film

Directed and Edited by Erin Brown Thomas

Starring Selkie Hom

Produced by Erin Brown Thomas, Selkie Hom, Jeremy Andrew Davis

Drone Cinematography by Eric Monroe

Music by Sia

the chain

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The Chain was the first collaboration between Erin and Selkie.  It was part of a 48 hour film challenge through Dances With Films.  The entire concept was conceived, shot, edited, and delivered in a mere two.  The experience was so creatively invigorating for both Brown and Hom that they began their partnership and commitment to creating more aerial art films immediately thereafter.

The Chain is a love letter for anyone who has been hurt but wants to open their heart again. 

Filmed on location in Santa Clarita, CA

A #versatileassassins film

Directed and Edited by Erin Brown Thomas

Starring Selkie Hom

Produced by Erin Brown Thomas, Selkie Hom, Craig Baxley Jr, Damien Owl

Cinematography by Erin Brown Thomas

Drone Cinematography by Drone 55

Music by Ingrid Michaelson