Thomas Grube realizes as director and producer a variety of documentary films for television and cinema with BOOMTOWN MEDIA.
In 1999 Andrea Thilo, Uwe Dierks and Thomas Grube found the company in Berlin. In 2000 their ARD prime time production WARSAW EXPRESS is nominated for the German Television Award. In 2004, the documentary RHYTHM IS IT! premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival, for which Thomas Grube receives the Bavarian Film Award in 2005 as a director and the German Film Award as a producer. The film also receives a "Golden Lola" for "Best Editing" and becomes one of the most successful documentary films in German-speaking cinema. In 2008, the BBC co-production TRIP TO ASIA is released in German cinemas. The movie about the mysterious inside life of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded the "Tiempo del Historia Award" at the Valladolid International Film Festival 2008, the German Cinema Guild Award and the ECHO Klassik 2008 and counts also to the most successful documentary films in German cinema. In 2012 Thomas Grube receives the Grand Prix Golden Prague for his film LANG LANG - THE ART OF BEING A VIRTUOSO.
As a producer Thomas Grube is responsible for documentaries like TO FIGHT FORby Gerardo Milsztein (World Premiere at the Berlin International Filmfestival), CINEMA JENIN by Marcus Vetter (World Premiere IDFA Amsterdam 2011) or PORGY AND ME by Susanna Boehm and Julia Gechter (World Premiere International Hofer Filmtage 2009). The theatrical documentary TO FIGHT FOR, which is released by Piffl Medien in German cinemas in 2010, receives the German Cinematography Award ("Best Documentary Film"). The project CINEMA JENIN is awarded the "Peace Prize of German Film - Die Brücke". The film also receives the German Cinematography Award 2012 ("Best Documentary Film") and is released by Senator Film in German cinemas.
In 2014, Thomas Grube accompanies organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter on the road to the birth of his International Touring Organ. The documentary THE SOUND OF MY LIFE is being produced in cooperation with ZDF / ARTE and the Japanese WOWOW and also released on DVD by Sony Classical. The concert version of the film is awarded the ECHO Klassik in 2015 with the artist's album "If you could read my mind".
In the years 2015 to 2016, Thomas Grube is accompanying the 150th anniversary of the BASF Group in Europe, the US, South America and India with the feature film EXPERIMENT 150. The world premiere of the 120-minute film takes place at the 12th Festival of German Film in Ludwigshafen.
Thomas Grube is a member of the German Film Academy.
Today he realizes films for BOOMTOWN MEDIA as author, director and producer.