Tommy Schaeffer

Tommy Schaeffer

Polymathus, LLC

Sound mixer, field recordist and music composer in Phoenix, Arizona

About Tommy

Tommy Schaeffer graduated from Lehigh University with degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Theatrical Production & Design. In addition to that formal education, he has also studied music composition, film production, acting and improvisation. Tommy is driven by his passion for music, film, and performance with unwavering attention to detail to produce high-quality audio both on-location and in the studio. He couples strong artistic talents with acute technical skills to be a highly diversified production engineer. He has been regularly working as an audio engineer in Phoenix since 2008 and has credits for location audio, post-production studio mixing/mastering, original music composition and live performance mixing.

Name: Tommy Schaeffer

Lives in: Phoenix, Arizona

Company: Polymathus, LLC

Occupation: Sound Mixer, Field Recordist, Music Composer, Sound Editor, Sound Designer, Post-Production Supervisor and Boom Operator


  • Cyborg President

    Cyborg President (2016)
    Television by Vocativ/Showtime Sound Mixer

  • Someone Like Me

    Someone Like Me (2016)
    Documentary by rawTV/TLC Sound Mixer

  • Women In Prison

    Women In Prison (2015)
    Television by Discovery ID Sound Mixer

  • The Most Important Meal of the Day

    The Most Important Meal of the Day (2015)
    Film (short) by Randy Murray (Horror) Sound department During the zombie apocalypse, a young girl's search for food puts her and a stranger in danger. Will she be able to escape the zombie horrors outside while still making it home with food to eat?

  • Seven Hours in Heaven

    Seven Hours in Heaven (2015)
    Film by Kyle Gerkin (Drama) Sound department Six friends meet up at a cabin for their annual getaway, but none of them can guess what the weekend has in store. After a night of heavy drinking, they choose to play an adult variation of the game 'Seven Minutes in Heaven'. The fallout from this decision tests their bonds of friendship, and causes them to question their relationships. Ultimately, they each must look beyond the face they present to the world and decide who they really want to be.

  • Staring at the Sun

    Staring at the Sun (2015)
    Film by Harry Greenberger (Comedy and Drama) Sound department Two teenage Brooklyn Hasidic schoolgirls, unable to live under the strict rules of their community take the family car and run away across America to find what they assume will be the life of total freedom that lies beyond their insular world. They discover that a world where they don't understand the game is more dangerous than a world with too many rules, and they try to make their way in a new context, under new identities, and within an entirely new lifestyle.

  • Grief

    Grief (2015)
    Film by Kevin R. Phipps (Drama) Sound department "GRIEF" follows the life and sudden death of Kari, a fragile honors student, who decides that suicide is the only way out. You will be shown the world of her friends and family in order to observe how one person's death truly does impact those around them in a profound and surreal way. Each character in this story will be taken on a journey of internal truth, reflection, and self-realization in order to move past their loss. The question is who will succumb to grief and who will not. Written by Kevin R. Phipps

  • Reprogrammed

    Reprogrammed (2014)
    Film (short) by Daniel Jones (Sci-Fi) Sound department Reprogrammed is a film about a woman who is so fed up with her husband's insensitive behavior, as a last ditch effort to change him, she resorts to using a top secret underground woman's research group to reprogram his mind.

  • Broken Leg

    Broken Leg (2014)
    Film by Kieran Thompson (Comedy) Sound department, Actor Broken Leg is a movie about Karla, a perennial college student who's afraid to face the real world. She needs her older sister, Kate, to co-sign on yet another student loan. As a test, Kate asks Karla to look after her husband, Theo, who recently broke his leg. Karla thinks this will be an easy way to prove she's responsible but little does she know that Kate and Theo are expecting a baby and that Theo views this weekend as his last chance to party. Over the weekend Karla and Theo will learn a lot about responsibility. Written by Case Barden

  • Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave

    Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave (2014)
    Television (Sport and Talk-Show) Sound department

  • The Joe Show

    The Joe Show (2014)
    Film by Randy Murray (Documentary, Drama and News) Sound department Eight years in the making, The Joe Show is a shocking and wildly entertaining documentary on America's most controversial Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and his ring-master's approach to modern media, politics and law enforcement. The nature of politics has changed so that in today's world of instant fame, politicians need their time in the spotlight. And Joe loves the spotlight. Response time is compromised for screen time, credibility for celebrity and safety for sound bites. Joe's desire for fame corrupts everything he stands for and the voters cheer as ratings soar. The Joe Show is a feature-length documentary that explores how Joe has used fear, crime and his role as Sheriff to make himself the most famous law enforcement officer in the world. Racism, sex crimes, illegal immigration, first amendment rights and multiple deaths at the hands of his employees are all issues Joe faces and spins. He's famous, he's outrageous, he may be dangerous... and it's all just part of The Joe Show, a ... Written by Randy Murray Productions

  • Black

    Black (2014)
    Television (Action) Sound department A covert team is formed after a direct attack against the CIA on American Soil.

  • Mantecoza

    Mantecoza (2014)
    Film by Susan Kaff (Action, Comedy and Fantasy) Sound department, Actor The story of office drone Sebastian King's tongue-in-cheek adventures in the magically steampunk world of Mantecoza. Using the magical ring and a magical word, Sebastian travels between worlds, trying to save both from the evil machinations of Lord Barr. Written by Susan Kaff

  • Fyodor Dostoevsky's a Little Hero

    Fyodor Dostoevsky's a Little Hero (2014)
    Film (short) by Travis Mills (Drama) Actor A young boy witnesses the indiscretions of adults at a pool party.

  • Edgar Allan Poe's Berenice

    Edgar Allan Poe's Berenice (2014)
    Film (short) by Travis Mills (Comedy and Horror) Actor A man wakes up in his hotel room to find the woman he met the night before dead, with all her teeth missing.

  • Be with Me

    Be with Me (2013)
    Film by Michael Terrill (Documentary and Family) Sound department A family unites to help their son recover from autism.

  • The Neighbors

    The Neighbors (2013)
    Film (short) by Tommy Schaeffer (Drama) Sound department, Composer, Director, Producer Carl (Michael Alvarez), a quiet and solitary neighbor, just wants everyone to be happy. He watches out for his neighbors, including the married couple next door, Kevin & Justine (Kyle Gerkin & Shellie Ulrich). One day, he goes out of his way to help them escape their marital troubles, but has he gone too far to help? Written by Schaeffer, Tommy

  • Stuck Outside of Phoenix

    Stuck Outside of Phoenix (2013)
    Film by Dean Mongan (Music) Sound department, Thanks The time is April of 1990, one year before Seattle grunge music scene breaks nationwide, and those with their pop music ears to the ground recognize something big happening in the rainy Northwest. Phoenix's suburb Tempe has its own scene ready to explode, but Hote is tuned into the rumblings coming from Seattle, where he hopes to escape his problems: his stuck-in-the-mud existence, his faltering Tempe band, the sweltering Valley summer just around the corner. His car is packed with all of his things. He is ready to go. One easy right turn onto the freeway and Hote is a free man. But a funny thing happens on his way out of town... In the three days Hote is Stuck Outside of Phoenix, he dates a previously inaccessible love interest, fist-fights his best friend, and plays a dream gig at Tempe's largest music venue in front of a packed house. Unexpected pleasures and bumps-in-the-road keep Hote volleying from peak to valley, but in the end Hote gets as close as possible to the thing he ... Written by Art Edwards

  • The Rocks

    The Rocks (2013)
    Television by Dev Ross (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Sound department "The Rocks" is a television dramedy (drama comedy) designed around Sedona's unique personality. Ex-Stripper, ALEXIS LITTLE; Native American Indian, ALEE BENALLY; psychic reader, MAGDELENA; and spoiled, rich heiress LORINDA DAWKINS, despite their vast social and economic differences, have several things in common: They all live in one of the most beautiful places on earth - Sedona, Arizona, and they are all about to be embroiled in one of the biggest events to happen on Earth since a meteor crash landed here eons ago. ALIENS secretly invade Sedona, buying up all the timeshare and free real estate, from single-wide trailers to multi-million dollar mansions. The drama of life, love and intrigue intensifies in this little artsy town. "The Rocks" is a show of a Different Kind... offering you a mind-bending vortex trip into life, love, and endless mystery. Written by Dev Ross

  • Within

    Within (2013)
    Film (short) by Ryan Pierson (Action, Drama and Thriller) Sound department Though the truth about Anton is yet to be uncovered, his KGB cohorts Nico and Adrik seem to doubt his loyalty. So they have brought him into seclusion for the type of talk that makes most criminals wish they were living on the other side of the law. Accented with flashes from Anton's mysterious past, or perhaps even 'future', this potent game of wits gives little screen time to the obvious, save in making one unmistakable promise...things are not going to end well. Written by Anonymous

  • Isis Rising: Curse of the Lady Mummy

    Isis Rising: Curse of the Lady Mummy (2013)
    Film by Lisa Palenica (Horror) Sound department In ancient Egypt, Isis and Osiris ruled the land. All were happy for the couple except one, Set, a jealous man who killed Osiris in order to take over his kingdom. Isis snuck into Osiris' tomb and tried to raise him from the dead using her black magic. Set caught Isis in the act and had Osiris cut to pieces, with each piece buried in a different part of the land, so Isis could never again raise her husband. Isis vowed to avenge Osiris' death and return with him to rule over all the worlds. Now, six college students Kyle, Dustin, Felicia, Jay, Serena and Amy take their last course in archeology in anticipation for graduation. Their last assignment is to uncover and document the museum's new acquisitions with their teacher, Professor Shields and world-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Nasir. During the night they haphazardly awaken the ancient spirit of Isis' lost soul and her wrath is unleashed on the group. As students start to disappear one by one, they must band together to stop Isis from ... Written by Lisa Palenica

  • Patchwork Dreams

    Patchwork Dreams (2013)
    Film (short) by Lee Quarrie (Drama) Composer When Xiang is passed up for an opportunity at work, she is inspired to break out on her own.

  • Steel Love

    Steel Love (2012)
    Film (short) by Tony Severe (Drama) Sound department While working late at night, a business woman has an encounter with a stranger in the building's elevator. A casual encounter becomes something more.

  • Winding Road

    Winding Road (2012)
    Film (short) by Diane M. Dresback (Drama and Romance) Sound department Middle-aged rocker Todd (Mark DeBoer) and his bands tour schedule brings them to a small town bar that holds more than a simple musical performance. Brandiss (Machelle Glassburn), the seemingly self-assured bartender, is urged on by over-indulgent but faithful bar patron, Les (Jim Coates) to not miss out on the opportunity for a new life. Written by Anonymous

  • The Detective's Lover

    The Detective's Lover (2012)
    Film by Travis Mills (Mystery) Sound department A journalist falls for the mistress of the private detective he's investigating and becomes embroiled in a world of sex and crime.

  • Damsel

    Damsel (2012)
    Film (short) by Paul Hoeprich (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Sound department Detective James Saxon takes on a new case and unknowingly discovers a world of psychic villains and heroes in Catbrain Film Factory's newest short film, Damsel. Damsel is based on the characters and world of published author Nathan L. Yocum and is the third short set in the 'Strong Brain' universe. Written by Anonymous

  • The Claim

    The Claim (2012)
    Television Sound department

  • James the Janitor

    James the Janitor (2012)
    Film (short) by Nick Van Houghton (Comedy) Composer An 11-year-old boy, unbeknownst to the school, takes over his aging uncle's job as janitor when his uncle is unable to do so himself anymore.

  • Impotent

    Impotent (2012)
    Film (short) by Nick Van Houghton (Drama) Composer Ethan Peterson, newly unemployed, and the subject of his wife's frustration due to his inability to procreate, has found a way to bring money in without having to tell his wife Debra that he lost his job. Unfortunately for him, things don't go exactly as planned. Written by Nick Van Houghton

  • H.O.P.E

    H.O.P.E (2012)
    Television by Ruben Angelo (Drama and Sci-Fi) Sound department H.O.P.E is a new future based sci-fi drama starring a cast of relative newcomers. It revolves around the adversity of the human spirit when pitted against an imposed life versus a naturally occuring one. Each episode follows a different character and the effects that such a world would have on the human mind. The controllers of this world will do what it takes to lead the characters down the perceivable right path. The question is the right path for whom. The series, which takes place in the year 8015, is host to a large array of characters both human and alien alike. The first season introduces you to each of the characters and how they came to be while showcasing the inner struggle one must go through in order to reach the truth. The mysteries of the show are layer deep and will evolve as each character find themselves. The show also takes you on a journey into the past, present, and future in order to provide a better understanding of how the events transpired. Only time will tell ... Written by Ruben Angelo

  • Should've Been an Engineer

    Should've Been an Engineer (2011)
    Film (short) by Jason Smart (Comedy and Drama) Actor A writer struggles with writer's block and questions his chosen profession.

  • Echelon

    Echelon (2008)
    Film (short) by Dana Skvarek II (Action) Actor

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