Tommy Reid is an accomplished, award winning Director, and Producer with over seventeen combined years of Independent Feature, Documentary and Field Production experience. Tommy developed and produced seven independently financed films all of which have entered into successful worldwide distribution deals. He has an expertise in story research/development, production strategy, marketing, and film distribution. He is a highly resourceful and an effective leader with a solid track record of managing multiple projects on tight timelines and brings a cost conscious budget to his projects.
Reid has a proven ability to negotiate and execute complex joint venture agreements, talent contracts and film distribution deals overseeing budgets ranging from $200K to $12M. Reid is innovative and has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He has consistently taken a story, built a strategy and created a product that resulted in a solid return for his investors.
In 1998, Tommy Reid started Dundee Entertainment, LLC, an entertainment production and development company focused on high concept films at cost conscious budgets. His projects included the feature film STRIKE starring Tara Reid, Vinnie Jones, Ray Wise, Vincent Pastore, Robert Carradine, Rachel Hunter and Ross Patterson. STRIKE (June 2009) is released domestically by Anchor Bay on DVD. Reid then directed and produced the feature, SCREWBALL: THE TED WHITFIELD STORY, a mockumentary/spoof on the backyard sport of Wiffle-ball. It is released (2011) in DVD by Anchor Bay and is available on all VOD platforms.
His feature film, KILL THE IRISHMAN, was theatrically released by Anchor Bay in March 11, 2011. Reid partnered with Code Entertainment for the production. Reid also secured a distribution deal with Anchor Bay for the non-fiction documentary film on the subject, titled DANNY GREENE: THE RISE & FALL OF THE IRISHMAN. The acclaimed documentary was rated an A- by The Cleveland Plain Dealer and had 7 sold out shows at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2011. It was also released in 12 theatres nationwide and is available on DVD, and all major VOD platforms.
In 2011, Tommy also directed and produced a documentary feature called “$uperthief: Inside America’s Biggest bank Score.” The documentary sold out 6 screenings at the 2012 Cleveland International Film Festival and had a 5 theater regional theatrical release. Osiris Entertainment released the film on all media platforms.
In 2013, Tommy co-created, directed and produced a cooking / health & nutrition app (a video cookbook) that will launch called “CHEF JIMI: COOKING WITH A CAUSE.” Chef Jimi’s first production, Cooking with a Cause, is the first of multiple installments of Cooking App’s aimed at parents and caregivers of children with special needs and dietary issues. Chef Jimi’s practical advice, tips and tricks give you creative ideas and solutions for delivering nutrients and healing to your child. As a professional chef and the father of a child with Autism, Chef Jimi knows the struggle these parents and caregivers are going through, and practices what he teaches on a daily basis.
In 2014, Reid won an Annie Award Certificate of Merit for the hit documentary “I KNOW THAT VOICE” that puts a face to the voices we all know and love in the cartoon, animation and video game industry. “I Know That Voice,” a documentary that reveals an exclusive look into the mysterious lives and humor of the actors behind the cartoon voices beloved by millions. The extensive all-star cast also features Matt Groening (The Simpsons), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Seth Green (Robot Chicken, Family Guy), Billy West (Futurama, The Ren & Stimpy Show), Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), and more than 100 other talented voiceover actors from cartoons across the ages.