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 Founder of the internationally acclaimed 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.  Portrait of a Superhero; this short documentary wrapped it’s festival run in October 2019. It won multiple “Best Of” awards and screened at 25 film festivals all over the world.

Bernie the Dolphin and the sequel Bernie the Dolphin 2 were both theatrically released by Lionsgate and are 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


  • So #ChristmasInLondon is a thing. Couple days off before heading back to the States so gonna hangout in #ChristmasTown a bit. #CoventGarden #London
  • Had a crazy good time at #StrangerThings #SecretCinema in #London so amazingly cool can’t even describe it. I’m hooked and will do everything Secret Cinema I can! @amber__grace @chharmstone I was a new wave kid, either that or a gay vampire. #StarCourtMall
  • Setting up the #tradeshow booth for #Focus2019 @tlgfocus in London. Ready to bring more projects back to #StPeteClearwater! @vspc @filmflorida #FilmInFlorida
  • Whew I can finally relax, that game was much tighter than the score. #GoBucks great win against #TTUN. For the uninitiated that stands for #ThatTeamUpNorth. Next up #BigTen Championship game!
  • Playing with the new #GoProHero8 and Tribble popped in for a quick pic @gopro #pomeranian #dogsofinstagram #happydog
  • Made the center spread of #ScreenInternational @americanfilmmarket doing what I can to promote @filmstpeteclearwater for #filmmaking #filmflorida #filminflorida always great to see @jaspergrey here in LA!
  • Last day at @americanfilmmarket and loving this fun action horror film Prey. Seeing what I can do to bring a sequel to Florida! The creature is an Afghan Sasquatch and it’s an actual suit for the stunt actor! #HorrorMovie #ActionMovie @mikeb4129
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