Joined the Telly Awards judging Council in 2019 (Silver Council) Director of the sixteen time award-winning documentary features VHS Massacre & VHS Massacre Too about the video store era and the American exploitation film distributed by FilmRise and Troma. Premiered on MUBI & PRIME!
I share an Emmy nominaton with Black20 studios crew for my work on the series net_work. I was also Nominated in 2018 to represent Hunter College at the National Board of Review for the web-series Toy-Shop about representation in the market place. I was a producer on John Krasinksi’s first feature film A New Wave. In addition I’ve directed other feature films like Mark of the Beast, London Betty. Former CBS News, NBC, IGN, Troma. My films have been on MUBI, Netflix, Prime, Walmart and other venues.
As a former CBS News Editor and internet content creator he has been in the entertainment industry, in one facet or another, for nearly 20 years. Known mostly for VHS Massacre (about the decline of physical media) and the Emmy Nominated series net_work formerly on Hulu. (TES has also had several New York Times mentions, an “Ain’t it Cool” reviews or a regional NPR appearances). Some of his other notable feature films are London Betty (Clint Howard) and Mark of the Beast (Ellen Muth). He has also worked on successful web videos that have been shown on “Attack of the Show” and the “Tonight Show” and Troma Now! Some notable online content creators that he has partnered up with also include: NBC Universal Digital Studios, IGN, College Humor, Cracked and Black20. Tom also works as lecturer in the CUNY system. Tom is currently working on Ex Massacre which will be the 10th feature film. When Tom is not busy making movies he enjoys playing & collecting retro video games, watching bad movies.
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Long Bio from Wikipedia:
Thomas Edward Seymour is considered one of the “Top Twenty Contemporary Underground Filmmakers in the U.S.” and is known for his performance camera work on the Emmy Nominated series Net_work (2007-2009). According to the book The History of Independent Cinema (published in 2009) Tom was named a “Top Underground” filmmaker. This status has been echoed several times (New Haven Advocate 2010, Frames Per Second in 2011, The New England Horror Writers Association in 2012, New York New Filmmakers Quarterly in 2012). Tom’s ninth feature film, the award winning documentary VHS Massacre was distributed by Troma Entertainment and FilmRise in 2016 and was called “A Fantastic Documentary” by Ain’t it Cool News.  In 2014 Seymour won the Platinum Remi (World-fest Houston’s Highest honor) for his feature film Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast. Other festival wins to date are from the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, Bare Bones International, New York B-movie Awards, Silk City, New Haven Underground, Connecticut Screening Room, Maverick Awards and others. His films have been covered everywhere from NPR to the New York Times. Seymour is a director for Hale Manor Productions, Bloodbath Pictures and the former Black20 Studios. He is the creator of the popular internet web series Black20: Trailer Park (Seen on G4 TV, IGN, YouTube). Seymour’s online video content has reached approximately 25,000,000 online views (according to youtube.com, black20.com, IGN.com and others view counts). In 2008 Thomas along with the rest of the Black20 comedy troop were voted the first “The King’s of Dot Comedy” by “Attack of the Show” on G4TV. With Jon Gorman of Bloodbath Pictures Thomas directed the feature film Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast starring Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me Showtime series) in 2012 which was given a positive review by Ain’t it Cool News and was featured in Issue #318 of Fangoria Magazine in the article “Bugged out on Beast”. He also co-created the Bikini Bloodbath Trilogy, a comedy horror film series starring Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman. In 2010 Bikini Bloodbath Carwash was named the “#1 Ridiculous(ly Awesome) Horror Movie Titles of all time by Mark H. Harris, About.com Guide. The third installment of the Bikini Bloodbath series entitled Bikini Bloodbath Christmas was called “A, B-movie Masterpiece!” by horrorsociety.com in 2011 and was recommended by the Rain Dance Film Festival on the “List of Christmas Horror Films to watch: 12 Day of Anti-Christmas,” in December 2013. At Hale Manor Productions, he starred in and directed such films as London Betty (Released on Maverick Entertainment’s Platinum label in 2010), starring Daniel Von Bargen from Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle and narrated by Clint Howard. London Betty also made the list of “Top Films of the Year” on Moviesmademe.com in 2009 and in May 2011 London Betty hit the #3 spot for British comedy on Amazon on Demand. He also directed the York Entertainment DVD release Bestseller Land of College Prophets and Everything Moves Alone, which had a New York Theatrical run in 2001. Some of his higher profile acting performances include A New Wave (starring John Krasinski), Being Michael Madsen (starring Michael Madsen, Virginia Madsen and David Carradine), the Web-Emmy nominated Hulu series Net_Work as the character “Tom: The Coolest Guy in The Office” and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the “Easter Bunny Hates You” digital video. He also composed the scores for the independent films such as Everything Moves Alone, Thrill Kill Jack in Hale Manor, and Land of College Prophets. While he acts, directs and writes scripts, he is also a solo artist. His first album, U.S. Export was released by Sling Slang Records in 2004 to positive reviews.
CBS News – NBC Universal Digital Studios – IGN – College Humor – Hulu – Fisher Price – Troma Entertainment – CUNY
NY Times – NPR – The Tonight Show – Ain’t it Cool – Raindance Film Festival – NY Daily News
– G4 TV – Fangoria – Rue Morgue – Film Threat
Netflix – Walmart – iTunes – Amazon Prime – Frightpix – Barnes and Noble – Flixfling – Midnight Pulp – NY Anthology Film Archives
– California Indie Fest – New York International – Boston Underground – Hoboken International – Yale University New Haven Doc Fest
-Worldfest Houston – Atlanta Horror – New England Underground -Connecticut Film Festival
The Amazon Prime Documentary VHS Massacre wins Three Telly awards including a silver for best broadcast film, a Gold Remi at Houston Film Festival and a “Best Documentary” at the Miami Science Fiction Film Festival.
Worldfest Houston (Platinum Remi) “Best Independent Video” Rudyard Kipling’s Mark of the Beast
Silk City International – “Best Connecticut Film” for London Betty
– Bare Bones International – 2 awards including “Auteur of the Year” for Everything Moves Alone
– New Haven Underground – 3 wins including “Underground Spirit Award” for London Betty
– New York B-movie Film Festival – 7 awards including “Best Director” for Land of College Prophets
– Connecticut Screening Room – 2 awards including “Best Editing” for Money Run
(Tom was a cameraman and acted in the “net_work” series)
2007 Creative Arts and Entertainment Emmys “Best Broadband Web-Series” for “net_work” Shared with everyone at Black20 Studios
Maverick Movie Awards “Best Director” for Mark of the Beast
Bare Bones International “Best Horror Feature Nomination” for Mark of the Beast
Bare Bones International “Best Dramedy” for London Betty
- Thomas Edward Seymour at the Internet Movie Database
- Thomas Edward Seymour at Wikipedia
- “Review of Mark of the Beast,” Ain’t it Cool, November 16th, 2012
- “Top list of Christmas Horror Films: 12 Day of Anti-Christmas,” Raindance Film Festival, December 19th, 2013
- “Interview with Thomas Edward Seymour,” Search My Trash, December 12th, 2012
- “Interview (Building a Perfect Beast by Michael Gingold) with Thomas Edward Seymour,” Fangoria Magazine, November 17th, 2011
- “History of Independent Cinema,” Bear Manor Media, June 1th, 2009
- “Interview (Where we Live) with Thomas Edward Seymour,” NPR, September 21, 2008
- “Plainville filmaker garners praise,” New Britain Herald, September 21, 2008
- “Interview with the Hartford Courant on the making of London Betty
- “The Knights who say BIKINI: An Interview with Thomas Edward Seymour,” DVD Town, Dec 1, 2008
- “Satire With the Blessing of Lady Luck Herself by Virginia Heffernan ) with Thomas Edward Seymour,” New York Times, May 1, 2007
- Underground Film Festival Moves To West Hartford”. Hartford Courant.
- Retrieved 2009-03-18. Susan Dunne (September 27, 2008).
- “Thomas Edward Seymour: Laugh, Damn It, Laugh”. Film Threat.
- Retrieved 2009-03-18. Phil Hall (March 8, 2004).
- “2004 A Good Year for State Artists”. Hartford Courant.
- Retrieved 2009-03-18 Eric Darnton (January 6, 2005).
- MSN Movies