Thomas Needell

Thomas Needell

Royal Goat Productions
Producer, Editor, Sound Designer, Dialogue Editor, Sound Editor, Comedian and Animator

Los Angeles, California

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February 2013
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About Thomas

Hybrid Television Pilot.
Thomas Needell wrote his first script: “Miami Vice; “American Storm” which sold, however the show was in its last season, so the script never aired. He also wrote Star Trek: “The Next Generation“, “The Planet of Merlin” which was optioned. After that to further hone his comedy writing skills, Tom tried stand-up comedy in a local club. This led to a successful comedy career in which he performed in all the major Comedy clubs in Southern California for the next ten years. This led to his first comedy script “Night Court”: “Sex Dan and Videotape”. Tom has since written numerous sitcom scripts including “Mad about You”, “Two and a Half Men”, and “How I Met Your Mother”. Also, Tom has worked as a sound editor, supervising sound editor and Freelance picture editor. His sound - editing career span two decades in which he worked on major A-list features and TV shows like: “Clear and Present Danger”, “Independence Day”, “Start Track: Generations”, and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Women” just to mention a few.

Tom also worked on several animation series like; “Dark Wing Duck”, “New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” among others as an assistant editor. He received Daytime Emmy Award for “Duck Tails” the TV series produced by Disney and starring Alan Young. He married an actress and comedian Pola Mazur and wrote the TV Pilot script “Polish Royalty and the Goat” based on her stand-up comedy, which became a successful Web- series. Tom is currently Executive Producer/Writer/Director/Editor of the series. Recently his “Polish Royalty and the Goat” comedy short won a prestigious 2013 Indie Fest Award of Merit for humor.

Unique traits: Storyteller




  • Advice

    Advice (2015)
    Film (Short) Editor It's a small town near Los Angeles. The sun is going down quickly. A woman sees a burly guy sitting in a chili joint... See full synopsis »

  • Polish Royalty and the Goat

    Polish Royalty and the Goat (2011)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Seven Days of Grace

    Seven Days of Grace (2006)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Sound department Four women - a blonde, a hippie, a lesbian and a barmaid - are looking for love, money and success. When one inherits an Italian restaurant from her father, they see this as a chance to fulfil their dreams. Then the restaurant is in danger of closing down - and the girls pull out all the stops to save it. Written by Anonymous

  • Double Jeopardy

    Double Jeopardy (1996)
    TV Movie (Crime and Drama) Sound department The names were changed in the movie which was based on the true story of former Baltimore police sergeant James Allan Kulbicki, 37, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1993 killing of 22-year-old Gina Marie Nueslein, with whom he had a three-year adulterous affair that bore a son. Kulbickishot Ms. Nueslein in the head at close range in his Ford pickup and dumped her body at Gunpowder Falls State Park because he did not want to take responsibility for their son. The slaying occurred Jan. 9, 1993, four days before Ms. Nueslein and Kulbicki were scheduled to attend a paternity hearing. Written by Major

  • Foxfire

    Foxfire (1996)
    Film (Drama) Sound department The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control. Written by Josh Pasnak <>

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day (1996)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Sound department On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their ... Written by Gustaf Molin <>

  • The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy (1996)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. Written by Wayne Jamieson <>

  • Dead by Sunset

    Dead by Sunset (1995)
    Television (Thriller and Drama) Sound department A doctor meets a handsome, successful man and soon marries him--unaware that he cheated on his first wife, raped her, abused and tortured his children, and when his wife was about to leave him, murdered her.

  • Double Dragon

    Double Dragon (1994)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Sound department Set 15 years in the future in post-earthquake California, where San Diego and Los Angeles are merged into one city, two teenage brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. Millionaire Koga Shuko (a.k.a. Guisman) has the other half and determines to get the brothers' half in order to have the complete medallion and the absolute power of the magical Double Dragon talisman. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

  • Clear and Present Danger

    Clear and Present Danger (1994)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Jack Ryan is back and this time the bad guys are in his own government. When Admiral James Greer becomes sick with cancer, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. Almost before he can draw a breath in his new position, one of the president's closest friends and his family are murdered in their sleep by what appears to by drug cartels. Ryan is called in to investigate, but unknown to him the CIA has already sent a secret field operative to lead an illegal paramilitary force in Colombia against cartels. Things get even more complicated when his team is set up and he loses an agent in the field and a friend of his wife's, who was the murdered agent's secretary, is murdered that same day. Ryan must then risk not only his career, but his life to expose the truth behind the mystery. Written by SindyMac

  • PCU

    PCU (1994)
    Film (Comedy) Sound department A high school senior comes to visit Port Chester (aka Politically Correct U) for the weekend, and the admissions department mistakenly sets him up to stay with Droz, a seven year student and party-animal who lives in The Pit, the most offensive house on campus. After trying to pawn the pre-freshman off on his house mate, Droz sets off on his normal daily activities including disrupting a political protest by throwing meat at a group of vegan protesters. The President of the University then receives a number of complaints, and with the help of her lackey, she may finally have the power to kick Droz's house off campus. But the Pit throws an all-campus rager where George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic performs, and everything might turn out alright if the various political groups can forget their protests for one night and just have fun together. Written by computers123

  • Star Trek: Generations

    Star Trek: Generations (1994)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Sound department In the late 23rd century, the gala maiden voyage of the newly-christened Enterprise-B boasts such luminaries as Pavel Chekov, Montgomery Scott and the legendary Captain James T. Kirk as guests. But the maiden voyage turns to disaster as the unprepared starship is forced to rescue two transport ships from a mysterious energy ribbon. The Enterprise manages to save a handful of the ships' passengers and barely succeeds out intact... but at the cost of Captain Kirk's life. 78 years later, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-D crew find themselves at odds with renegade scientist Dr. Tolian Soran... who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme... and he has been dead for 78 years. Written by Gregory A. Sheets <>

  • Beverly Hills Cop III

    Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Sound department One night in Detroit, during a shoot-out at a chop shop, Detroit cop Axel Foley sees his boss, Inspector Douglas Todd, getting killed by a well dressed man. Using his last breath, Inspector Todd tells Axel to get the man who shot him, and Axel says that he will do that. Axel does some looking around, and finds the killer's vehicle at Wonder World, a theme park in Beverly Hills, California. In Beverly Hills, Axel is reunited with his friend Billy Rosewood, who tells Axel that John Taggart is now retired and living in Arizona. Billy is now the deputy director of operations for joint systems interdepartmental operational command (JSIOC). Billy also has a new partner named Jon Flint. Axel checks out Wonder World, which is owned by Dave "Uncle Dave" Thornton. At Wonder World, Axel rescues two kids who are stuck on a ride that broke down, and after this, Axel is taken to see the park's head of security, Ellis DeWald, and Axel recognizes DeWald as Inspector Todd's killer. Jon refuses to ... Written by Todd Baldridge

  • Cop & ½

    Cop & ½ (1993)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Family) Editorial department Devon Butler is an eight-year old who dreams of being a cop. He watches police TV shows, knows police procedures, and plays cops and robbers with his friend Ray. One day, while snooping around in a warehouse, he witnesses a murder. He goes to the police, who want the information, but won't get it until they make Devon a cop. The police then team him with veteran cop (and child hater) Nick McKenna, and the two team up in comic series of events to find the killer. Written by Stephen Currence <>

  • Blind Side

    Blind Side (1993)
    TV Movie (Thriller) Editorial department A couple visits Mexico to scout a new location for their furniture manufacturing business and hit a cop with their car on the way back stateside. Realizing that if they report it they could land in a Mexican jail (guilty until proven innocent) they clean up the car and return home. A few days later an insistent man shows up wanting a job and insinuating that he saw something in Mexico that he would not want to report, and the couple must make a decision about how far they will allow themselves to be blackmailed. Written by Ed Sutton <>

  • The Distinguished Gentleman

    The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Sound department A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the money flows from lobbyists. But soon he learns the nature of the game and decides to fight back the only way he knows how, with a con. Written by Craig D. Barker <>

  • TaleSpin

    TaleSpin (1990 - 1991)
    Television (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 4 More) Editorial department This casts key characters from the Jungle Book into a 1930's pacific setting where Baloo is a bush pilot who finds himself as part of a struggling courier company. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

  • Darkwing Duck

    Darkwing Duck (1991)
    Television (Animation, Family, Comedy, Action and 1 More) Editorial department In the city of St. Canard, the people are plagued by the most bizarre criminals, but they have a protector as well, Darkwing Duck. This bumbling and egotistical superhero battles evil in that fair city with the help of his dumb pilot sidekick, Launchpad McQuack and his rambunctious adopted daughter, Gosalyn. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

  • Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers

    Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1989 - 1990)
    Television (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Editorial department Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are reimagined as the leaders of a team of detectives/crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly.

  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1990)
    Television (Animation, Comedy, Family and Fantasy) Editorial department Follow Winnie the Pooh's adventures in the hundred acre wood.

  • DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

    DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)
    Film (Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Editorial department Scrooge McDuck, his dimwitted pilot Launch Pad, and his newphews Huey, Dewey and Louie, with Webby, arrive in Egypt where Scrooge finds the lost treasure of Collie Baba, unbeknownst to Scrooge, a magic lamp was included inside the treasure, so while the nephews have fun with the genie, they all have no idea that they're being stalked by a power hungry sorceror named Murlock and his dimwitted thief counterpart, Dijon. Written by Dylan Self <>

  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears

    Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1988 - 1990)
    Television (Fantasy, Animation and Family) Sound department Long ago, there was a thriving civilization of small humanoid bears called Gummi Bears. Possessing powerful magic and advanced technology, this race coexisted with humans until the growing rivalry forced the Gummies to flee across the sea, leaving only a small caretaker colony to prepare for a possible return. However, generations passed and the colony forgot their purpose even as human knowledge of the race faded into mere legend. All that changes when the colony meets a boy with a Gummi Bear medallion which unlocks the Great Book of Gummi which reveals lost knowledge of their past. Now the colony has dedicated themselves to the new goal to rediscover their heritage with the help of a few trusted humans while preventing new enemies like Duke Igthorn from exploiting that heritage to their own ends. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

  • Alvin & the Chipmunks

    Alvin & the Chipmunks (1988)
    Television (Family, Animation, Comedy and Music) Editorial department Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988)
    Television (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 5 More) Editorial department This show tells the adventures of four turtles who were transformed into humanoids by a strange ooze and were trained as ninja by a human martial arts master, Hamato Yoshi, who was changed into a humanoid rat, Splinter, by the same substance. Together with the intrepid reporter, April O'Neil, they fight against the threats against the world, like Shredder and Krang. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

  • Prison

    Prison (1987)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Sound department After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard who framed Charlie. When prisoners are ordered to break down the wall to the execution room, they unknowingly release the angry spirit of Charles Forsyth, a powerful being distributing his murderous rage to all, leading up to the Warden himself. Written by Wallace Entertainment

  • The Witches of Eastwick

    The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
    Film (Comedy, Fantasy and Horror) Sound department All three previously married but now single, best friends sculptress Alex Medford, cellist Jane Spofford and writer Sukie Ridgemont are feeling emotionally and sexually repressed, in large part due to the traditional mores overriding their small New England coastal town of Eastwick. After their latest conversation lamenting about the lack of suitable men in Eastwick and describing the qualities they are looking for in a man, mysterious Daryl Van Horne and his equally mysterious butler Fidel arrive in town. Despite being vulgar, crude, brazen and not particularly handsome, Daryl manages to be able to tap into the innermost emotions of the three friends, and as such manages to seduce each. In turn, the three women blossom emotionally and sexually. After an incident involving one of the town's leading citizens, the ultra conservative Felicia Alden, the three women begin to understand how and why Daryl is able to mesmerize them so fully. The three decide to experiment with some powers ... Written by Huggo


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