Tommy has gained a wealth of production knowledge working as a writer, producer, director, assistant director, assistant camera, photographer, production designer, and more. His projects have traveled to film festivals worldwide, earning numerous nominations and wins along the way. He began making improvised videos with his classmates for Second City's 7 Day Shorts Program, making a two-minute short within a week using his Flip camera and iMovie, learning by trial and error. He was highly motivated by prolific multi-hyphenate filmmakers Ronald Short and Jake Jarvi, as he continued accumulating skills. His experience on sets ranging from no budget indies to multi-million dollar blockbusters, lending work in varied roles such as background, stand-in, actor, and assorted crew positions provided a wealth of information on understanding and making movies.
1st Assistant Director
Actor | 1st AD A costumed killer picks off cast members of a Halloween haunt attraction, bringing their gory fake injuries to life.
Grip Written & Directed by Allison Torem
Co-Director | Producer After the mysterious exit of her father, Carly is stuck with his old mission- picking up defeated thru-hikers from The Appalachian Trail. WINNER - Best Short Film Bergen International Film Festival of NJ, 2022 WINNER - Best Short Film Long Island International Film Expo, 2022
Assistant Camera, Boom Operator, Production Assistant
First Assistant Director Ladie K Productions
First Assistant Director, 3 spots Director Chris Gearhart
Actor | Director | Producer | Cinematographer | Editor Prove your civil worth. Screening during Random Acts of Theatre Digital Fringe Festival April 2020.
Director | Producer | Additional Photography Two media personalities find each other online while finding themselves offline. Currently available to stream on The Bebop Channel
Writer | Producer | Actor | Editor | Production Designer A group of failing monsters gather at a community center, revealing the real demons that torment them. "Sharing is scary."
Actor | Associate Producer When aspiring puppeteer Billi joins her long lost best friend Theodore on a road trip to retrieve the remnants of his broken relationship, fate, mixed with a little bad luck, gives them the opportunity to rekindle what they once had. A car-jacking, parking lot brawls, and facing a witch of an ex-girlfriend is nothing with your best friend by your side.
Actor | Producer | AC A witty comedy-drama about at a trio of waitresses working at an exclusive country club in suburban Chicago.
Assistant Camera After taking a year and a half long hiatus from the public eye thanks to a lawsuit that almost derailed her career, science fiction author Gwen Fairchild decides to take a new approach to her next book by posting want ads for open auditions to find a co-author. But, as she receives submissions, she finds that she gets much more than she bargained for.
1st AD Prep school teacher Ryan Eilers, who moonlights as the lead singer of an 80's hair metal cover band called "Cougar Slayer," wrestles with the pain of unrealized musical dreams while his relationship with his teenage daughter Emme begins to fray.
Producer | 1st AD After his younger brother is murdered in their hometown, a reformed criminal must decide what to do when he finds out who's responsible.
Producer A down-on-his-luck drifter meets a kid who makes him believe that he can be better.
VO Actor | Producer | Editor Single and ready to mingle, but out of ideas? Chris & Arnie dish on dating tips & the mystery of relationships, while you listen along from your favorite internet capable device.
"Tommy's passion for filmmaking shows on every production. His positive attitude and ability to read the room is key. He can wear many hats with a great variety of experience. Tommy understands how to support and lift every role on set."
Tyler Furlan Films
"I wholeheartedly recommend Tommy Martin and his services to any Producer, Director, or Unit Production Manager in the film industry. I have had the pleasure and unique experience of growing as a filmmaker alongside Tommy and can attest to his perseverance and dedication to a project. When faced with the difficult task of creating my first sci-fi feature film, I needed to find the "right" individual whose mid-western tenacity was well-mixed with raw talent. Tommy was "my guy", and I am very grateful he took a chance on me. He literally jumped through countless hoops to fulfill our shooting schedule's demands in KY, IN, and IL. I look with fondness on his future career."
"I have worked with Tommy Martin and can vouch for his professionalism, friendliness, and willingness to go the extra mile. We have collaborated on two photo projects and he makes a great team member. During our shoots, he takes direction well and brings great ideas to the table. His positivity is infectious and I would work with him again without hesitation. "
Tina Smothers Photography