Docs & Vids
"TURNING POINT" Trailer.
Igor Kovalik and I wrote, shot, directed this film which tells the important story of High Point North Carolina and how they are on the leading edge of successfully dealing with domestic violence. We spent 2.5 years using our weekends and vacation time to bring this to life. The film is still being used by law enforcement across the US. It was the featured film in 2018 at the World Wide Police Chief conference in San Diego.
We were approached by a major network to option the film but it would have required handing over compete control and possibly waiting 2 years for it to air. We felt it was more important to give it to law enforcement as a teaching tool.
BEHIND THE SCENES FCB ERROL MORRIS SHOOT
I shot and edited this BTS of a FCB commercial shoot with Oscar Winning director Errol Morris.
TEEN CANCER AMERICA FCB
Shot in London and Los Angeles for FCB and TeenCancer America. Rodger Daltrey of the WHO has made it his life’s mission to build Teen Cancer Centers in the UK and now the US.
UNITED RENTALS "SANDY"
I was at my beach house in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ “ground zero” for Super Storm Sandy. I had my camera with me and began to document everything I could. I was contacted by UNITED RENTALS and given a credential to get behind police lines and film even more of the devastation in the day following the storm. This film was used at UNITED RENTALS year end corporate gathering to let their employees know what an important roll they all had in helping the immediate recovery.
BOULEVARD CARROLL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP SIZZLE
I shot and edited this “sizzle” film for Boulevard Carroll Entertainment in NYC. They are the oldest and one of the largest entertainment service companies in the country. They provide rehearsal studios in mid-town Manhattan for the largest touring bands in the world including Paul McCartney, who booked his recent tour rehearsals when his road manager saw this video.
They also provide backline and front of house for the events all over the east coast as well as supporting tours in Europe.
An old friend of mine from my guitar days in Asbury Park contacted me with an opportunity. “Tom, I have this great band. They need a music video. The bad news is they all ready have a director. I thought you could do a treatment for them and maybe someday they would work with you.” Basically I had no chance. I had him send me the song. I really, really liked it. I went back to my hotel and wrote this treatment. A few months later they called. “We fired our director we want you!” I called Igor and we fleshed out a shooting board and cast. The Amazing Angela Carbone agreed to star in it.
"CLARISSA SHIELDS" UA