Tommy Sowards is a producer, writer, director, and actor based in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Cinema/Television. He produced, directed, and edited many music videos and worked with artists such as Young MC, Kurtis Blow,The Luniz, Alice Cooper, and Eazy E.
Tommy is also an accomplished documentarian. The first to document MMA, he filmed the “illegal” second MMA championship - staged on the Mohawk Indian Reservation outside of Montreal - where weight class/gloves were introduced and participants arrested. Tommy’s first feature documentary ‘Slippin’, Ten Years with the Bloods’ premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005, it won best picture at the Montenegro Film Festival in the city Bar, then aired on Showtime Networks where it ranked #2 in ratings.
His other films include ‘The History of Rap’ and ‘Enter The Jungle’ released on HBO and Netflix South America in 2015. He recently co-produced a documentary about climate change in the South Pacific which is in post production.
Tommy co-wrote the screenplay for ‘Doobious Sources’, a comedy about two tv journalists who make fake news. He’s developed feature film projects with a variety of producers including Donald Zuckerman, Jeferey Levy, Paul Rosenberg, Orian Williams and Henry Thomas. Tommy’s supernatural horror script ‘The Unclaimed’ is being financed and cast by Beni Atoori and Cinedigm Pictures.
In 2018, Tommy was cast as the villain “Gazmend” in the European film ‘Kill Me Today, Tomorrow I’m Sick!’ and received good reviews for his acting in the German press. He is currently putting together ‘The Man Women Love(d)’, a father/daughter comedy, with Joachim Schroeder at Preview Production. Tommy’s films have played at Tribeca, CPH:DOX, Rotterdam, Amsterdam Urban, Chicago Independent, Montreal Film Festival, Hof International Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival.