Marysville, Ohio native Tony Bumgarner developed a love for film making after enrolling in a film class in 2009. He crafted this new passion into reality through networking the local Independent scene in Columbus, Ohio and finding fellow artists just as serious about film.
Still the itch wasn't fully scratched until he joined Arris Productions and made his directorial, writing, and producing debut with his very own “Terrorizer.” Since its inception, Tony has made nothing but strides in perfecting his skills in all aspects of film making, eventually forming his very own production company- Step Off Productions.
Now in its third year, Step Off Productions has really set the bar for Independent film in Ohio. Often teaming up with Arris Productions, this force has been responsible for some of the most notable music videos, commercials and small films to come out of Columbus. Ever growing and needing to excel further into his art, Tony put his real life tragedies to paper for a reflection in what it takes to be a teen in small town America. The anti-bullying, anti-abuse themes in “State of Delinquency” afforded him not only a big budget, but a stellar cast of local, young thespians.
In addition to behind the camera work, Tony has also landed small roles in front of the camera- truly making this film maker well rounded and well respected in his profession.
Step Off Productions Producer/Director/Writer/Actor
LBX Productions Performing Arts/Choreographer/Performer
Name: Tony Bumgarner
Lives in: Columbus, Ohio
Company: Step Off Productions
Occupation: Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Assistant Director, Casting Director, Actor, Crew, Dancer, Location Manager, Location Scout and Post-Production Supervisor
Film (short) by Outpost 31 Executive Producer
Film (short) by Outpost 31/Step Off Productions Executive Producer/Actor
Film (short) by Bashaw Productions Actor
Flame of Hope
Film (short) by Focus Peak Media Assistant Director
State of Delinquency
Film by Step Off Productions/Arris Productions Focus Peak Media Writer/Director/Executive Producer Assistant Director
Film (short) by Jiggawatt Productions/Outpost 31 Productions Actor
Film (short) by Step Off Productions/Arch & Pillar Productions/Outpost 31 Productions Director/Producer/Actor
L'appel du Vide
Film (short) by Arch & Pillar/Jiggawatt Productions Actor/Producer
Children Of The Grave 2
Film by Spooked tV/SyFy crew
The Infirmary Investigations
Documentary by Step Off Productions Director/Producer/Co Editor
Film (short) by Arch & Pillar Productions Actor/Associate Producer
The Enemies You Keep
Film (short) by Arris Productions Co Director/ Producer/Actor
Film (short) by Fabb Vision Writer/Directer/Producer/Casting Director
Lilac - 2014 48 Hour Film Project Best use of Character
Oremus - The Homemade Horror Short Film Festival 1st place
Oremus - 3 Weeks of Terror 2nd place/Best Actor/Best SFX/Best Sound
The Hidden - The Homemade Horror Short Film Festival 3rd place.
The Enemies You Keep - Physis Film festival Fan Favorite Award