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


  • #PortraitOfASuperhero was just accepted into its 23rd film festival. @juggernautfilmfestival in #Chicago. It’s been a great run, we’re not submitting to any more fests. Going to let it play out a few more fests the rest of this year and enjoy the ride. #documentary #documentaryfilm #awardwinner  #indiefilm #filmmaker #juggernautfilmfestival
  • Ok one more #WorldsStrongestMan picture, my 750 pound #deadlift
  • I’m gonna steal this #AtlasStone at the #WorldsStrongestMan competition on @annamariaisland #TheMountain from #GameOfThrones did 7 reps at 750 pounds on the #squat @keitharmer33 #thor #halfthor
  • She’s like, hey creepy why you taking pictures of me sleeping? #pomeranian #fluffypuppy #dogsofinstagram #sleepydog
  • #Rehab for my #TotalKneeReplacement never ends #BulgarianSplitSquats on a #BOSU ball, balance and all those little assister muscles #kneesurgery #rehabilitation
  • Good 1st day at #ProducedBy2019 on the @warnerbrosentertainment lot today. Hilarious and informative panel with #MichaelDouglas and #DannyDevito talking producing and some great stories!
  • Hmmm seeing if I can match the expression on this #EasterIsland head thing #random #LosAngeles
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