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Tommy Villafranca has been working in the entertainment industry for over twenty years. After film school in San Francisco his introduction to the industry started as a production assistant for the newly formed DreamWorks,SKG at Amblin Entertainment. While running errands for Steven Spielberg’s office and the various departments of his team, producers at the studio helped provide Tommy with the resources he needed to produce his own short films during his free time.

Tommy went on to work post-production on the Spielberg produced documentary The Last Days for James Moll/June Beallor Productions. It was also the winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1997.

Tommy began production coordinating on the Brittney Spears feature film Crossroads and went on to production coordinate for several Hallmark pictures including the highly rated A Christmas Carol, Mystery Woman, Fielder’s Choice, Back to You and Me, The Christmas Card, Thicker Than Water and The Long Shot.

After production coordinating several more feature films Tommy began Production Managing and Assistant Directing feature films including Nothing But The Truth, Finding Home, American Crime, Heart of Stone, Storm Watch, and Level 26: Dark Prophecy by CSI creator Anthony Zuiker. Tommy eventually earned his days into the Directors Guild of America.

After ten years in physical production Tommy came to a crossroads in his career: continue on as a UPM or take the dive into the creative process full-time. He found his way to The Beverly Hills Playhouse gaining valuable acting training with Milton Katselas. Tommy is also an accomplished drummer touring and recording on five albums and collaborated with the founding member of Fishbone on his self-produced web series Smoked.

Tommy’s acting credits include The Family Plan, Light As A Feather, The Werewolf Diaries, Richie Rich, Mr. Fix It, Cut Off, A Beautiful Day, The Delivery, Love Spoken and a series regular on the independent television pilot Illville.

Tommy produced the award winning feature film From Zero To I Love You with the acclaimed director Doug Spearman and is producing Doug’s third feature film, a suspense thriller currently entitled Delilah Underwood.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 31 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Phillip "Fish" Fisher, Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Tony Williams, Max Roach, Mitch Mitchell, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, John Bonham

Instrument experience:



Yamaha Oak Custom Drums
22" Bass Drum,
16" Floor Tom
10" Tom Tom
12" Tom tom
14" Gretsch Snare (Circa 1971-1979)
14" Yamaha Oak Custom Snare

DW 5000 Hardware

Zildjian 21" K Custom Special Dry Ride
Zildjian 19" K Custom Dark Thin Crash
Zildjian 18" K Custom K Special Dry Crash
Zildjian 16" K Custom Dark Crash
Zildjian 13" K Custom Master Sound Hi-Hat

TRX DRK 21" Ride
TRX DRK 20" Crash Ride
TRX DRK Thunder 18" Crash F/X
TRX MED 19" Crash
TRX 13" DRK ICON Hi-Hats