ABOUT TOMMY GARCÍA
Writer, director, and producer from Orange County, California. My love of filmmaking began with my father's Handycam and some schoolyard buddies in the childhood production of Hit the Road, Ghost! Since graduating from Fountain Valley High School and then Cal State Long Beach, my work has screened at numerous international events, including LA Shorts Fest (the world's largest AMPAS and BAFTA-accredited short film festival) and BFI London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (the UK's biggest queer film event). In addition to unveiling my latest short, Life Tune, I am currently developing two features and an adult animated series. | View IMDb
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Los Angeles & Orange County, California - Full Resume Upon Request
July 2012 - Present
FREELANCE FILMMAKER, SOLE PROPRIETOR
Writer, Director, Producer, Casting Director, and Location Manager of various content, including:
Life Tune (Coming Soon) - Placements for this and other screenplays include: Fresh Voices (Finalist), Cinequest (Semifinalist), Sundance Screenwriters Lab (2nd Rounder), ISA Pitch Week (Winner), Austin Film Festival (2nd Rounder), Nicholl (Top 15%), Coverfly Red List, and more.
Airbag (Official Selection 2012 - Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the world's largest AMPAS and BAFTA-accredited short film festival) - Full short available upon request.
May 2022 - July 2023
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR, LONG BEACH OPERA
Coordinated logistics for LBO's acclaimed 2022-2023 seasons (Giustino, The Central Park Five, Romance of the Rose, Feast, and more). Liaised between CEO and department heads to facilitate permits, insurance, and rentals. Administered COVID-19 testing and sanitation procedures. Rectified production issues as they arose among art and technical crew.
VOTE CENTER REPRESENTATIVE, COUNTY OF ORANGE
Processed voters with a focus on customer service and election integrity. Resolved registration issues and maintained vote center security. Administered and counted ballots in a timely manner.
VOTER OUTREACH TEAM MEMBER, ERIK MILLER FOR SCHOOL BOARD
Utilized digital outreach technology to communicate with voters amid COVID-19 pandemic. Discussed issues pertinent to Long Beach Unified School District 2, connected residents with emergency resources, arranged for contactless ballot pickup and delivery in winning campaign.
CANVASSER, COL. TOM UMBERG FOR STATE SENATE (RET.)
Canvassed precincts for California’s 34th State Senate district in winning campaign. Discussed pressing concerns with voters, collected ballots, and delivered feedback to campaign. Monitored polls and voter rolls for GOTV efforts on Election Day, helped cure ballots with OC Registrar of Voters.
SCRIPT COVERAGE & DEVELOPMENT INTERN, BOLD FILMS
Worked directly with executives and filled in for assistants. Analyzed literary works for artistry and marketability, wrote development reports. Provided office support and reception (Microsoft Office tasks, roll calls, set up conferences, travel arrangements, etc.).
Graduated May 2012
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH
Major in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing. Minor in Film & Electronic Arts. Active in American Marketing Association (2008-2012) and CSULB Film Club (2010-2012).