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


  • Great day for a long #bikeride down to #ClearwaterBeach, and a great view from the #ClearwaterMemorialCauseway #bridge #sunnyFlorida
  • A little late getting these posted (hey I’ve been busy) appearance on #ABC @tbmorningblend before @sunscreenffstpete with Katie Wyatt for her film #FlyLikeAGirl. And our great host @nataliektaylor! #morningshow #TVAppearance #FilmFestival #FilmInFlorida
  • #cannesfilmfestival was great this year, awesome to connect and reconnect with so many people. Was great to moderate this panel at @americanpavilion on #Crowdfunding. #AMPAV thx Dave DeBorde and @bigtimepr #repost from @cinematicredpr thx for the picture.
  • Got the boys all #tuxedo clad for the #ToOldToDieYoung #RedCarpet #Premiere @festivaldecannes #cannesfilmfestival #cannesfilmfestival2019 @mikeb4129
  • Sometimes when in #cannes you wear a #pinksuit #cannesfilmfestival2019 #cannesfilmfestival
  • Throwing on the #tuxedo doing fake #karate and going to first #RedCarpet at @festivaldecannes this year. #Bacurau was a funky Tarantino Esque #Brazilian film. Standing ovation in the #GrandTheatreLumiere #cannesfilmfestival2019 #CannesFilmFestival @mikeb4129 and I chilling in this 2500 seat theater
  • And so it begins for my 7th year attending #CannesFilmFestival #cannes #filmfestival let’s see what projects I can rustle up for Florida next.
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