Personal Bio

  • Tommy Demos is a full-time, tenure track professor of film production who earned his MFA from the University of Miami in 2010. He has produced and directed six award-winning short films: Come Monday (2014), Poacher (2012), The First Night (2011), Olvidandote (2011), Whatever Lola Wants (2010), and Wake-Up Call (2009). He often collaborates with Digital Flamingo, a boutique media production firm that specializes in producing commercials, webmercials, and music videos for clients in South Florida. Most recently, he worked as the assistant editor on Miami Boheme (2014), an Emmy-award winning documentary that explores the contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz music scene in Miami. He currently teaches courses in film and video production at Miami Dade College. Professor Demos instructs his students in producing, directing, editing, motion graphics, animation, film theory, and international film studies.

Teaching Experience

  • 2011 - 2015

    Miami Dade College

    Miami Dade College

    School of Entertainment & Design Technology

    Full-Time, Tenure Track Film Faculty



  • 2012 - 2013

    American Intercontinental University

    American Intercontinental University

    Program Chair, Media Production



  • 2012 - 2013

    Broward College

    Broward College

    Part-Time Film Faculty



  • 2012

    Lynn University

    Lynn University

    Part-Time Film Faculty



  • 2008 - 2010

    University of Miami

    University of Miami

    Graduate Teaching Assistant to Professor Anthony Allegro, MFA, PhD



Education

  • 2010

    University of Miami

    University of Miami

    Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Film Production

  • 2002

    University of Miami

    University of Miami

    Bachelor of Science (BS), Dual Major, Motion Pictures & Psychology

Computers & Software

    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Adobe Media Encoder CC
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Illustrator CC
    • Adobe Speedgrade CC
    • Adobe InDesign CC
    • Adobe Audition CC
    • Adobe Bridge CC
    • Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
    • Avid Media Composer 8
    • Avid Pro Tools 11
    • DaVinci Resolve 11
    • Final Cut Pro 7
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Movie Magic Suite (Screenwriter, Budgeting, Scheduling)
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
    • Mac OS & Windows
    • Typing Speed 80+ WPM

Professional Experience

  • 2010 - Present

    Digital Flamingo

    Digital Flamingo - Film Production Company


    • MDX Highway Web Series - Producer, Director (2014)
    • PowerUp Local Webmercial – Producer, Director, Editor (2014)
    • The Last Shrine - Experimental Video - Producer, Director, Editor (2014)
    • Come Monday - Short Narrative - Producer, Director (2014)
    • Miami Boheme – Emmy-award winning feature-length documentary - Assistant Editor (2014)
    • Breaking Brakhage - Experimental Film - Editor (2013)
    • Car2Go Ice Cream Crawl - Promo - Camera Operator, Associate Producer (2013)
    • Raiford Starke Band at Little Bar, Goodland - Live Music - Producer, Director (2013)
    • Construction Angels Charity Event - Documentary - Producer, Director (2013)
    • Daryll Dobson’s Electric Jazz Ensemble - Live Music - Director (2012)
    • Constitution Day - Man on the Street - Reality TV - Producer, Director (2012)
    • Lilac & Lilies Pilot Episode - Reality TV - Producer, Director (2012)
    • Le Cordon Bleu Cooking Competition - Reality TV - Producer, Director (2012)
    • Cafe Au Lait - Narrative Short - Producer, 1st Assistant Director (2012)
    • Avi Ciment - Music Video - Gaffer, Grip (2012)
    • PALO! - Live Music Event - Camera Operator & Data Manager (2012)
    • Ya Gotta Believe – Associate Producer & Sound Recordist (2012)
    • Swisshanger Infomercial - Assistant Director & Sound Recordist (2011)
    • Jim Dodge - Documentary - Associate Producer & Sound Recordist (2011)
    • Girl from Immokalee - Music Video - Producer & Director (2011)
    • The First Night - Narrative Short - Producer & Assistant Director (2011)
    • Abrazame - Music Video - Assistant Director (2011)
    • Dry Tortugas - Cannon Restoration Project - Assistant Director (2011)
    • Parkinson's Disease Foundation - Producer & Data Manager (2011)
    • Magic City Farm - Commercial - Data Manager (2010)
    • Caliente - Music Video - PA (2010)
    • VH1's The Tournament: Chad Ochocinco Dating Show - PA (2010)
    • Junkyard Dog - DP for Red Carpet Premier (2010)
    • Hotel Astor Commercial Spot - Teleprompter Operator (2010)
    • Sonic's Promo Video - 2nd Camera Operator (2010)
  • 2008 - 2011

    Rakontur

    Rakontur - Documentary Production Company


    • Cocaine Cowboys 3 - Assistant Editor (2011)
    • Broke - Assistant Editor (2011)
    • The Ponzi State - Assistant Editor (2011)
    • The U - Assistant Editor (2009)
    • Dawg Fight - Assistant Editor & Camera Operator (2008 - 2009)
    • Square Grouper - Unit Production Manager (2009)

Film Festival Exhibitions & Awards

  • The Last Shrine (2014)

    Producer, Director, Editor


    Screened at: III Points Art and Music Festival, Sector Three, October 10-12, 2014 (Miami, FL)


  • Come Monday (2014)

    Producer, Director


    24 Hour Film Race 2014 – www.filmracing.com


    Screened at: Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn, NY)



    WinnerWinner – Best Film

    WinnerWinner - Best Actor

  • Poacher (2012)

    Producer, Director


    24 Hour Film Race 2012, Miami Market – www.filmracing.com


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & NYC



    WinnerWinner – Best Film

    WinnerWinner - Best Actor

    WinnerWinner – Best Acting Ensemble

    WinnerWinner - Best Cinematography

    WinnerWinner - Best Costume Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Set Design

    WinnerWinner - Audience Award

  • The First Night (2011)

    Producer, 1st Assistant Director: Tommy Demos


    Miami Short Film Festival - Local Filmakers - Official Selection


    Screened at: Miami Short Film Festival (Miami, FL)


  • Olvidandote "Forgetting You" (2011)

    Producer, Director, Editor, Sound Design: Tommy Demos


    24 Hour Film Race - www.filmracing.com


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & NYC



    WinnerWinner - Best Direction

    WinnerWinner - Best Actor

    WinnerWinner - Best Actress

    WinnerWinner - Best Acting Ensemble

    WinnerWinner - Best Writing

    WinnerWinner - Best Cinematography

    WinnerWinner - Best Editing

    WinnerWinner - Best Original Music Score

    WinnerWinner - Best Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Set Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Visual FX

    WinnerWinner - Best Special FX

    WinnerWinner - Best Costume Design

    WinnerWinner - Best Make-Up

  • X & Y(2011)

    Producer: Tommy Demos. Director: Hugo Torres


    Undergraduate Thesis Film


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & Paramount Studios (Los Angeles, CA)



    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival

    WinnerWinner - Best Senior Level Undergraduate Film

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Editing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Screenwriting

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Directing

  • Whatever Lola Wants (2010)

    Producer, Director, Editor, Sound Design: Tommy Demos


    MFA Thesis Film


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & Paramount Studios (Los Angeles, CA)



    Miami International Film Festival - CinemaSlam (2011)


    WinnerTop 3 Finalist


    University of Miami Canes Film Festival (2011)


    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival

    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Editing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Sound Design

  • Wake-Up Call (2009)

    Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Sound Design: Tommy Demos


    1st Year Graduate Film


    Screened at: Cosford Cinema (Coral Gables, FL) & Paramount Studios (Los Angeles, CA)



    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival

    WinnerWinner - Best in Festival Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Producing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Editing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Cinematography

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Sound Design

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Directing

    WinnerWinner - Achievement in Original Film Score

    WinnerWinner - Jury Award for Graduate Production

    WinnerWinner - Best First Year Graduate Film

Other Public Exhibitions

  • Your Life Will Be Affected By It (2011)

    Producer, Director, Editor: Tommy Demos


    "Invision" at Awarehouse - Miami, FL


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