Ever since a young age, Tom has been in love with film and communications. As a young boy, he wrote stories and made movies. He made his first feature film at 18, while still in high school. In college he wrote, directed, starred in, edited, EMULATION; all the while graduating cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in communications. The film went on to win national awards and receive global distribution.
After college, Tom dug deeper into the world of film. At 24, he began production on an action-thriller, again taking on duties of writer, director, star, editor—but this time learning special effects to handle the film’s heavy effects load and teaching himself music so he could successfully score the entire picture. The film became AMERICA HAS FALLEN, won numerous national awards, and received global distribution from High Octane Pictures.
As a major reader, Tom decided to compile all his film knowledge from 25 years of experience. At 32, he wrote “How to Make Blockbuster Movies—And Do It on Your Own,” which filmmaker Scott Billups called, “the most unique book on moviemaking I’ve ever read.”
Tom, over the course of making three feature films, also had to make the film’s trailers. The experience forced him to learn movie-trailer-production from scratch. Through trial and error, and a wide background in advertising, marketing, and copywriting, Tom gathered a system for creating blockbuster advertisements that sell. He now creates professional movie trailers for film companies around the world.