Tony Pfau is the show creator and has been in the film business since 1981. Having shot hroughout the U.S. and Canada, he is an accomplished cinematographer, director and producer. Having been a in the film and video production world for over 3 decades,Tony Pfau has worked on features, independent features, and has well over 1000 commercials and hundreds of corporate presentations. He maintains the one philosophy as a rule; “There is absolutely nothing that can’t make it to the screen” Tony is no stranger to aviation either.
He brings with him the unique aerial production experience. Among other projects involving aircraft, while producing spots for RE/Max International, Tony produced all of the multi balloon filming operations working with the top pilots and cinematographer Stan McClain using the Wescam System. Amazing footage was also shot for Coors, flying from the mountains to the plant located in Golden as well as running shots with their trucks. Early in his career, and before non-linear, digital wonderland, he produced a film on hot air ballooning called “Challenge the Wind
” He also coordinated the aerial work for children’s feature film, Moosie.
Avpfilms, formerly AVP Productions was formed as a boutique production company and production services company in 1986 and is the hub for director / producer and chief creative, Tony Pfau. Prior to officially organizing as a business,
Tony paid his dues in real film work, starting out with the name “don’t touch that” or ” &*&^% Tony” for a few years. Those years provided the foundation for producing and directing great award winning spots, corporate work for the next few decades.
Tony has been involved in many leading edge technologies over the years. In the mid 80’s before anyone had heard of virtual reality, Tony along with Ginsburg productions created numerous live action and VR hybrid projects, interactive DVD’s with user created video responses to their activity and merging motion control
with aerial systems. He has great aerial production experience, having produced many Wescam Aerial projects while doing national spot work. He also developed and used keyword searchable database management for interview media, long before it came into vogue.
Here’s a partial list of awards;
- Herme’s Gold: Great West LIfe HSA 2007 with Kaz Creative-Sheri Kaz
- BPAA Gold Key: “Go for the Gold” Olympics Sales Promo- US WEST consumer services
- CINE Golden Eagle: Potatoes the American Way
- National Cable Broadcasters Award 1st Place: “Freedom Flag” :30
- Flame Award 1st Place: Seed Money Competition U S West
- Numerous Alfies and other Ad awards
In 1999, He also worked with Sheri Kaz to produce the award wining childrens’ feature “Moosie”
Tony has lived and worked in Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Austin Texas. He has shot throughout the US and Canada on commericals, films, and corporate communications work.