Born and raised in Llano, TX, Tommy Stovall
began experimenting with a video camera as a teenager. Recruiting his friends and family, he began making horror movies and music videos for fun. After discovering he could make money with his video camera by videotaping weddings, he soon was in demand for his full-production wedding videos, which became a great source of income through college. A graduate of the University of Texas, Tommy has a BS degree in Radio-Television-Film. While still in school, he formed his own production company, TRS Productions, specializing in industrial, promotional, and special interest video projects. He spent many years as a one-man show, doing everything for every project, including writing, producing, cinematography, directing and editing.
Following the wonderful and life-changing experience of raising his infant son Trevor, now 4, Tommy began focusing on his longtime goal of becoming an independent filmmaker. In 2003, he started writing the screenplay for Hate Crime, a story he had been developing for a few years. Along with his partner Marc Sterling, Tommy independently raised the money for the production of Hate Crime, wanting to keep his vision and tell the story his way. His goal for the movie, in addition to making a timely statement on a controversial subject, is to do what movies should do: engross and entertain. This is his first time as a feature screenwriter and director. He, his partner, and their son currently live in Sedona, AZ.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
Tommy Stovall Facts
|Occupation||Director, Writer, Producer|
|Birthplace||Llano, Texas, USA|