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


  • Making #popcorn #oldschool style #stovetop
  • Beautiful #landscapes throughout #StPeteClearwater at the county parks. Amazing locations as we put together a new video series for all our awesome #parks, #filmlocations
  • Had a lot of fun on @greatdaylivetampabay talking about upcoming film and TV shooting here in @stpetefl and @visitclearwaterbeach @vspc @filmflorida #filminflorida
  • 298 out of 365 days exercised in 2019. I rarely post about my exercise obsession but since it’s that time of year when everyone does their #NewYearsResolution figured why not. Since 1985 (yeah I’m old) never taken more than 2 weeks off. And that was after a total knee replacement. Not bragging here just sharing that it’s not about resolutions but making it a lifestyle. Anyone can do it, just set your mind to it and go. #YouCanDoIt #PutInTheWork
  • Timelapse behind the scenes video of the filming of the Poker Scene in the documentary film "One Last Job". The story of a working class guy from Pittsburgh that runs out of options and becomes an international drug smuggler to support his family.  Coming to film festivals in 2020. #documentary #indiefilm @mikeb4129 @holdsuper @jason.king.7946281 @keitharmer33
  • Bucs lost thanks to 4 INT’s by Jamies Winston, oh well guess I’ll go see Star Wars 😀 @keitharmer33
  • #MerryChristmas from Santa’s secret couch in #StPete @jason.king.7946281
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