Film Commissioner, Filmmaker, Traveler, Buckeye​

Tony Armer


Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater (Pinellas County), FL.  He is an Award Winning Filmmaker.  He is the Co-founder and Former Executive Director of the Sunscreen Film Festival.  Producer, Director, Speaker, Traveler, Photography dabbler and some other adjectives we can’t say here.  Tony has developed, produced and directed top level award winning film, TV and media content over the years.  Concept development, writing, pitching, financing, production, sales and distribution.


I travel, a lot it feels like sometimes. For work and pleasure my adventures span the globe.  I’ve shot a documentary on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, attended the biggest film festival and tradeshow in the world in France and snowboard every year in the Swiss Alps.  Here’s a few select photographs I took.  I’m not a spectacular photographer but I enjoy it.  I’m using a Sony a7sii as my main camera or just my iPhone if that’s all I have with me.  You’ll see way too many pictures of my dog if you follow me on Instagram.


Some of my favorite projects I’ve done.  Portrait of a Superhero; this short documentary is winning awards and playing film festivals all over the world.

Bernie the Dolphin and now the sequel Bernie the Dolphin 2.  Lionsgate released this in theaters December 2018 and it’s being distributed in over 130 countries.

Running with Demons, this feature documentary won awards at multiple film festivals and is available on iTunes and other VOD platforms.

Events and More


  • Walking around #Nyon #switzerland, great #fondue last night. Just arrived in #Zermatt proper #snowboarding starts in the AM!
  • First day in #Switzerland some warm up #snowboarding in #France with @mikeb4129 gonna be a fun trip!
  • #Sunrise over #Switzerland coming into #Geneva and headed to #Zermatt for the annual #snowboard trip! @zermatt.matterhorn
  • So happened across this today and was very amused. #dogsofinstagram #bulldog
  • How I’ve felt all week, happy the weekend is finally here. #pomeranian #dogsofinstagram #lazydog
  • Cleaning out my home office on a rainy Sunday, it might be possible I’ve attended a few trade shows and film festivals. #Lanyards #FilmFestival #Tradeshow #TooMuchStuff
  • A few behind the scenes pics #BTS of my #Super8 short we shot earlier this week. Waiting on @pro8mm to develop the film but I also shot digital on #Sonya7sii simultaneously. Can’t wait to mix the formats for a super cool film. Amazing #BehindTheScenes pics by @jacobpierce ! Thanks @mikeb4129 @jdeclanflynn  Bill Pierce and #superhero himself for coming out to play with me!
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