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Tony Klinger

Tony Klinger

SAM Films
Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Playwright

Northampton, United Kingdom

Member Since:
January 2012
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Tony

This year Tony won the coveted "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Romford Film Foundation. His film "The Man Who Got Carter" enjoyed its cinema premiere and his new novel, "Under God's Table" was published.

Klinger's debut play "A Tired Heart & The Big C" opened in in 2015. His book, The Butterfly Boy was published in March 2013. and that followed his book "Twilight of the Gods" about his production of The Who film, The Kids Are Alright. The second edition, now called "The Who and I" was published in 2018.

Currently Tony is in development of the screenplay to produce the film of Richard McCann's best selling true life book "Just A Boy". In addition he has written the "book" for the musical theatre "The Show Must Go On" about the life and music of multi million selling composer and producer David Courtney, which will go on stage in 2019. His film scripts for "Reaper's Shadow", "Honeysuckle Heights" and "Navegator" (not that is not a spelling error!) are all in development or pre-production.

Tony was born in London. At school he won prizes for his writing and with some friends ran a successful underground school magazine.
By the age of 18 Tony was making films that received wide public distribution. Over a distinguished career Tony headed several media companies both in the UK and USA. He has made more than 500 media productions of all types and written articles, columns, blogs, screenplays. He worked in a producing capacity on films such as The Festival Game, Extremes, The Butterfly Ball, The Kids Are Alright, Shout At The Devil, Rachel's Man, Riding High, Barcelona Kill and many others.

Klinger also run Film Production courses at the UK’s renowned Bournemouth and Northern Film Schools and was Director of the Media Production Centre at the University of East London.

Tony’s music video, Never Listen To Rumours featuring Honest John Plain received half a million views in its first two weeks of it’s late September 2012 release. Klinger has embraced social media and already enjoys approximately 80,000 followers.

Tony lives in the countryside near London and is currently preparing to produce The Butterfly Boy as a television mini-series.

Unique traits: An energetic, very successful writer and film maker with experience of all the technical skills of film & TV production.



  • The Man Who Got Carter

    The Man Who Got Carter (2014 - 2018)
    Documentary by SAM Films Ltd. (Documentary) Producer, Director, Writer Film about the legendary film producer, Michael Klinger, by his son, Tony. We find out what made the man and how he became the most successful indie producer in the UK from the most humble beginning.

  • Full Circle

    Full Circle (2009)
    Documentary by Production TLMH Ltd. Director, producer, writer

  • Make The Grade

    Make The Grade (1991)
    Television by Avton Producer

  • You Can Series

    You Can Series (1990)
    Television by Avton Producer

  • Starsigns

    Starsigns (1989)
    Television by Avton Producer

  • Electric Sky

    Electric Sky (1987)
    Music by Small Giant Media Director, writer

  • Promo Man

    Promo Man (1987)
    Music by Small Giant Media Director, writer

  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages (1986)
    Music by Small Giant Media Director. writer

  • Riding High

    Riding High (1979)
    Film by Avton Producer

  • One of the Boys

    One of the Boys (1978)
    Music by Anthony Klinger Ltd. Director, Producer, Writer

  • The Kids Are Alright

    The Kids Are Alright (1978)
    Film by Rock Films Ltd. Producer

  • Nobody's Business

    Nobody's Business (1975)
    Music by Anthony Klinger Ltd. Director, Producer

  • Shout at the Devil

    Shout at the Devil (1974)
    Film by Avton Associate Producer

  • Rachel's Man

    Rachel's Man (1974)
    Film by Avton Associate Producer

  • The Butterfly Ball

    The Butterfly Ball (1974)
    Music by Oyster Films Ltd. Director, Writer, Producer

  • Gold

    Gold (1973)
    Film by Avton Assistant Producer

  • Deep Purple Rises Over Japan

    Deep Purple Rises Over Japan (1973)
    Music by Oyster Films Ltd. Director, Editor

  • The Barcelona Kill

    The Barcelona Kill (1972)
    Film by Avton UK Production Associate

  • Pulp

    Pulp (1971)
    Film by Avton UK Production Associate

  • The Festival Game

    The Festival Game (1970)
    Documentary by Anthony Klinger Ltd. Producer, director, writer

  • Extremes

    Extremes (1970)
    Documentary by Anthony Klinger Ltd. Producer, director, writer

  • Up The Junction

    Up The Junction (1969)
    Film by Junction Films 3rd. Asst. Director

  • Mister J

    Mister J (1968)
    Documentary by Anthony Klinger Ltd. Producer, director, writer

  • The Penthouse

    The Penthouse (1968)
    Film by Avton 2nd Asst. Director

  • The Avengers TV series

    The Avengers TV series (1967)
    Television by ABC Tv 3rd. Asst. Director

  • Training Films Various

    Training Films Various (1966)
    Television by Searchlight Films Unit Manager


  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Romford Film Foundation

  • 9 Fuji Film Awards - Northern Film School, Executive Producer

  • Macromedia Design Team Award - TLMH

  • Apple Centre of Excellence

  • 10 Kodak Commercials Awards - Bournemouth Film School

  • The Queen's Anniversary Award for Education - Bournemouth Film School

  • San Sebastian - for The Kids are Alright

  • The London Film Festival - An Outstanding Film of the Year for Extremes

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