Owner Tonya Holly in one of the studios at Cypress Moon Studios, the massive new studio the Swampers moved into at the end of the '70s. She's added a concert space to the facility and hosts regular music nights and events there. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Tonya S. Holly has been in the film business for over 20 years. Her credits include such films as "Toy Soldiers" starring Louis Gossett Jr., and Sean Astin, and she did the casting on the Oscar award winning film "Blue Sky" starring Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones.

She has worked with CBS, HBO, NBC, FOX, Morgan Creek, Universal, Buena Vista, and many other independent productions.

in 1991, she founded the Alabama Filmmakers Association to help promote film in the state of Alabama and to develop sound stages in Northwest Alabama.

She also opened Gem-Star talent agency in 1989 to develop local talent in Northwest Alabama. "The Mirror" captures time and reveals a very compelling story without using dialogue. It is a risk that very few filmmakers have taken, but Tonya S. Holly proves that it was a risk well worth taking. This film is truly a work of art.

Tonya S. Holly's feature film entitled "When I Find the Ocean" starring Lily Matland Holly, Diane Ladd, Lee Majors, Graham Greene, Richard Tyson, Bernie Casey, Amy Redford, George Lindsey, and David Fralick, has won many awards, such as the Kids First! Best Feature, Ages 12-18, Second place at the Reel Women International Film Festival, and many more.

Tonya S. Holly is currently in development on her next feature film, "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," starring Sean Faris (Never Back Down) and Lindsay Pulsipher (True Blood).

Tonya S. Holly

(Includes Directing, Producing, Casting, Production)

  • "When I Find the Ocean"
    Cypress Moon Productions

  • The Mirror"
    Cypress Moon Productions

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
    Warner Brothers

  • "Blue Sky" (Academy Award Winning Film)

  • "Toy Soldiers"

  • "Out On a Limb"

  • "Free Jack"
    Morgan Creek

  • "Tom and Huck"
    Buena Vista

  • "The Tuskeegee Airmen"

  • "XXX's and OOO's"

  • "Against the Odds"

  • "Lakota Moon"

  • "Saturday Night with Connie Chung"
    (God's Bad Boy)

  • "Raw Nerve"
    Action International

  • "When the Eagle Cries"

  • "My Professor's Study"

  • "Robin Hood"

  • "Volunteers"