Born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Dayton, Tom is an American photographer, filmmaker, and screenwriter. To date, Tom has produced dozens of documentaries and features including award-winning films such as Through A Lens Darkly, The Fall of Jericho, We The People: The Character of a Nation, Ancient Ways Future Paths (a 6 episode film series), The Shortest Way Home, the science fiction feature film The Watchers: Revelation and the sci-fi web series BANA: Heart of Darkness. He has also worked on various other projects in a variety of roles such as the PBS historical documentary The Battle of Mill Springs (cinematographer), An Addicting Picture (cinematographer), Dogwood Pass (1st A.D.), Rosa Leigh (1st A.D), and Gravid (1st A.D.).
"Tom's genuineness, tenacity and good nature comes through on first impressions. A great guy to be around, the utmost professional in his craft, he knows his business. I have had the pleasure of working with Tom on three productions, his skills as Director, 1st A.D. and Cinematographer are exemplary. Together with his cool temper he brings an excellence to the production, gets everyone giving that extra oomph!"
- Tommie Grabiec (Actor)
"I recently had the privilege to work with Tom Dallis on a SAG short film in Cincinnati, and bringing him on board as 1st A.D. was quite possibly the best decision we made during the entire process. Tom is so knowledgeable and versed in the realm of filmmaking. He kept us on schedule, was so extremely organized, and made this short film the sucessthat it was. I'm so thankful to have had his partnership, expertise and insight and I look forward to any opportunity that allows me to work alongside him again. Thank you, Tom!!!"
- Abi Esmena (Director)
"I consider Tom to be an extremely talented director who has both the technical savvy and the people management capabilities to bring any feature film to a quality fruition. Tom's affirming style, when dealing with actors and crew at any level, allows him to get the most from his professionals while keeping the production on track. I would consider his style to be similar to Ron Howard's. with an astute industry experience that brings a goodly directional depth of vision, creativity, and story integrity assurance. As an actor who has worked with Tom in the past, I would welcome, unequivocally, the chance to be on set with him again."
- Dave Gaylor (Actor)
"Tom Dallis is truly easy to work with. As 1st A.D. he takes the time to sit down with you, to cover all scenes that need to be made on each day. He has a very warm, calm demeanor on set that will make your filming experience feel smooth and successful. . . If you need a very knowledgeable A.D. that will, help make your set experience run smooth then do not hesitate to ask Tom Dallis. You will not be disappointed."
Christopher Maggard (Director)
"(Tom's) experience is invaluable. He is organized and helps lead the team with both kindness and indispensable experience and expertise. Tom is a joy to work with and if its my choice I would never start another project without him on board!"
Crystal Doyle (Producer)