The Filmmakers

A. Troy Thomas


A. Troy Thomas is a native of Suffolk, Virginia and a 1986 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.  Troy began working in the video production industry as the Creative Director of Delmar Communications from 1988-92 in Richmond, Virginia.  Wanting to develop his craft in a larger market, he moved to Cincinnati in 1992 working at VideoWorks as their Production Supervisor.

However, it had always been Troy’s dream to build his own production company.  So in 1993, while still living in Cincinnati, he bought his first camera and thus began the dream, Inertia Films.  While in Ohio he began to shoot several national television shows, most notably one of the first reality shows, “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.”

As his company grew in reputation, Troy decided to relocate Inertia Films to Atlanta, Georgia in 1996.  Troy’s television credits now include: Gangland, House Hunters, Auction Kings, Mobsters, Biography, Dogs 101, History’s Mysteries and various NFL Network profiles.


Christopher P. Marshall

Director of Photography/Editor


Before arriving at Inertia Films, Chris made a splash on the scene directing documentary films. His first feature documentary, “PEZheads: the Movie” received international festival attention for its revealing look at a popular collecting subculture. His second feature, “An Inconvenient Tax,” about the complicated history of the U.S. tax system has been featured on national news programs such as Lou Dobbs and the Stossel Show and is distributed both nationally and internationally.

Chris has shot for a variety of television networks such as Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, HGTV, TLC and NFL Network and serves as a staff director of photography at Inertia Films.  His camera credits include Auction Kings, Say “Yes” To The Dress, House Hunters and Inside Edition among others.  He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in film and television from the Savannah College of Art and Design.