I was born and raised in Fountain Valley, California; a proudly ordinary, middle-class slice of suburbia in Orange County. I always suspected, however, that I was not so ordinary. While other kids busied themselves with Power Rangers and pogs, I was making movies with my father’s Handycam and a trickle of schoolyard buddies (some more willing than others). It all began with the childhood production of HIT THE ROAD, GHOST--soon to be followed by KILLER EARTHQUAKE and ATTACK OF THE KACHINA DOLL. As I grew older, my voice as a storyteller became influenced by more than just cheesy disaster flicks and culturally uninformed ghost stories.
I graduated from Fountain Valley High School (Fun Fact: so did Michelle Pfeiffer!) and from Cal State Long Beach (2nd Fun Fact: so did Steven Spielberg!) where I earned what I felt to be a practical degree in Business Marketing. However, my passion for filmmaking could not be ignored, which led me to start my own production company, PressPix Media. My first two short films, AIRBAG and DISCRETION, have screened at numerous international events (2012 LA Shorts Fest, 2016 London LGBT Film Festival, and more), and I am currently developing two feature-length productions--a stoner dramedy and a thriller. I have met so many fascinating people with such diverse experiences through being an entrepreneur, and there is nothing I crave more than working as a team to bring new and unexpected human stories to life. I am hungry and excited to begin this next phase of my career, but I will forever be that strange kid on the block with his dad's Handycam and a story to tell.
Name: Tommy Garcia
Lives in: Fountain Valley, California
Company: PressPix Media
Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Singer, Actor, Casting Assistant, Casting Director and Production Assistant
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Director A woman must choose between forgiveness and revenge when she lures her granddaughter's killer to her apartment.
Film (Short and Drama) Director Derek Scerbo finally feels as though he's arrived in the game of life. He is a beloved English professor at the local university and is married to a successful financier husband, with whom he raises a 4-year old daughter. This semester, however, Derek's all-American family is compromised when he develops feelings for Trysten, a smart and handsome new student. Derek realizes the picture-perfect life he's always wanted may be in jeopardy as he confronts serious questions about family and monogamy. Written by Tommy Garcia
Film (Short and Comedy) Director A three-person internet date quickly goes from awkward to disastrous.