Thomas Golubić is a Los Angeles-based music supervisor, DJ and Grammy-nominated record producer. His music supervision credits include the AMC series Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, the HBO series Six Feet Under, the Showtime series Ray Donovan, and The New Line film After The Sunset, among many other high-profile film & television projects. Thomas was twice nominated for Grammy awards for producing Volumes 1 and 2 of the Six Feet Under soundtrack album, and with former partner Gary Calamar was responsible for the use of Sia’s “Breathe Me” in the final scene of the series. It is considered one of the most memorable uses of music in television, and launched Sia’s music career in America.
As record producer, Thomas is responsible for the Breaking Bad soundtrack album for Sony Pictures Television and assembled various remix projects for EMI-Capitol Records and MGM, including reinterpretations of Peggy Lee, The Beach Boys, Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther theme and EMI’s Christmas Classics remix compilation ‘Merry Mixmas’.
Thomas’ formative years, musically speaking, were spent as a DJ, music programmer and on-air host for tastemaker LA radio station KCRW 89.9 FM. After ending his 10-year residency at KCRW, he turned his attention to music production and live audio/video DJ work. He formed The Arbiters, a music collective creating mash-up music and video productions, free-released two EPs, and created audio and video mash-up productions for clients including Google, YouTube, Microsoft and Levi’s.
Thomas has also become known as an innovative club DJ spinning broadly eclectic music sets, often with live synchronized visuals. His SYNCHRONIZE re-score project, featuring live DJ re-scores of classic films has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Dubrovnik Film Festival, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, and monthly residencies in Los Angeles. Turner Classic Movies has also profiled Thomas and his SYNCHRONIZE re-score project.
In 2014, Thomas and his team music supervised the first seasons of two new AMC series: Turn and Halt and Catch Fire. For the former, a Revolutionary War spy thriller, original productions of 18th century song were produced with contemporary artists including Matt Berninger of The National, Joy Williams of Civil Wars, Laura Marling, Jake Bugg and Andrew Bird, among others. For the latter, a Dallas-based 1980s tech drama, an eclectic palate of punk rock, electronic synth pop, country and new age music coalesce to tell the tale of a competing group of computer industry pioneers. In addition, Thomas music supervised the pilot to Amazon detective series Bosch and performed an audio/video mash-up DJ set for the Luminato Festival in Toronto. SMV is also responsible for the musical supervision of the Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul with showrunner Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould as well as Lionsgate’s TV series Manhattan. Thomas’ recent film work includes the highly anticipated Fathers and Daughters from director Gabriele Muccino and starring Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried, Rob Reiner’s latest film Being Charlie, and Open Road’s new animated feature Blazing Samurai produced by Rob Minkoff and Mel Brooks and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Cera. Thomas’ recent TV work includes Netflix’s Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Cinemax’s new horror series Outcast, and the Amazon original Sneaky Pete starring Giovanni Ribisi.