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


  • Going #OldSchool today, instead of streaming playing an old #CD. That’s a #CompactDisc for you youngsters. The #hairmetal band #ColdSweat released one #album titled Break Out in 1990. Yes I’ve still got an ancient #CDPlayer.
  • Channeling her best #DaveChappelle she’s saying F@!& yo bath! #pomeranian #dogbath
  • I call this one #Frog and a #Dog. Yes I know it’s a #Toad but Frog rhymes better. #pomeranian
  • Just wrapped our interview with @_jenna.brew_  for @snntv @mysff #SarasotaFilmFestival #PortraitOfASuperhero screening tonight, Saturday 10:45am and Sunday 10am! Thanks for having us #SARASOTA! #indiefilm #filmmaking #FloridaFilm
  • ‪Kinda weird to see @usffootball practicing next to my house in #Clearwater but #CollegeFootball teams do show up frequently for practice. Even @laramsnfl we’re here couple years ago.‬
  • Obligatory #ClearwaterBeach #Sunset picture ahhhhh @vspc
  • #DogFun can’t resist chasing the #Dog around the house. #dogsofinstagram #pomeranian #happypuppy
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