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PLAYING SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015
About the Filmmaker
Thomas Torrey is Vice President/Writer-Director of Original Movies at INSP, a family entertainment television network available to more than 80 million households across the U.S. In this position, Torrey writes and produces feature films for theatrical and television release.
Torrey grew up near Hartford, Connecticut, where, as a child, he was a professional stage actor with the Actor’s Equity Association, and worked with renowned Broadway directors such as Mark Brokaw and Michael Wilson. Torrey graduated magna cum laude from Sarah Lawrence College in 2006, where he studied film production and screenwriting. He became the charter recipient for the school’s only film prize—the George Nicholas Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, for his thesis film Price.
In 2011, while Director of Video Production with the Maxwell Group, Torrey was honored with the Assisted Living Federation of America’s “Best of the Best” Project Spotlight Award for his documentary series Life Stories, which chronicled the oral histories of more than one hundred senior citizens; the series was also featured in Assisted Living Executive Magazine.
Prior to his current role at INSP, Torrey was the Vice President of Short Form Programming where he was the creator and director of Moments.org, the network’s public service initiative producing short films for web and TV. While in this role, Torrey wrote, produced, and directed some of INSP’s most critically-acclaimed content; and Moments.org has been honored by the United States Government, the Telly Awards, the Cynopsis Social Good Awards, the Summit Creative Awards, the New York Festivals Awards, the CBC Media Awards and the CableFax Programming Awards.
Torrey is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, where he serves as a judge for the College Television Awards.