Sand Angels

About This Project

After Tom’s father dies in a car crash, his life begins to unravel. His mother, devastated, is no longer able to care for him and all his friendships begin to suffer. He cannot seem to drag himself out of the quagmire that has now become his life and he sinks deeper and deeper into a state of depression.

Tom also tragically takes his own life and we are left wondering why he is still on earth. A Sand Angel appears and shows him his true past and present and then allows him to see what his future could have been. The Sand Angel, sent to earth to help protect children in vulnerable situations, helps Tom realize he was not responsible for his father’s death, therefore enabling him to transition peacefully. Tom can now help all the Sand Angels continue their work on earth.


A film by award Winning Director Elizabeth Blake Thomas. Sand Angels is the winner of the following awards…


  • Best Educational Film (Elizabeth Blake-Thomas)
  • Best Director (Elizabeth Blake-Thomas)
  • Best Producer (John Harper, David Brookwell, Sean McNamara, Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, Isabella Blake-Thomas, Matt Pearcey)
  • Best Writer (Bob Nevens Jr., Jonathan Brayley)
  • Best Actor (Charlie Wright – Tom)
  • Best Actress (Isabella Blake-Thomas – Esperanza)
  • Best Actor Supporting (Seth Markzon, Josh Margulis)
  • Best Actress Supporting (Georgia Hair, Britt Flatmo, Charlie Rubino, Emma Kennedy, Asta Leigh, Alaina Gianci, Cassandra Ropert, Abby Brenton, Lauren Kim)
  • Best Actor Child (Liam Brussick – Younger Tom)
  • Best Actress Child (Olivia Jellen – Young Girl Elizabeth)
  • Best Cinematography (Duncan Johnson)
  • Best Costumes & Props (Amy Hall, Chef Mikael)
  • Best Hair & Make-up (Natividad Bujalance Andres)
  • Best Music & Sound (Erik Schroder, Samuel Aronson, James Little)