Thom Stromer’s video career began in 1992 at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. After joining the video department, he filmed (topside and underwater), directed, and produced educational and exhibition videos. He regularly worked closely with the Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP) filming husbandry procedures, enrichment sessions, and more, in order to promote MARP’s conservation efforts. He also volunteered with MARP in his free time, to get hands on experience caring for stranded turtles, seals, and whales.
Thom left the Aquarium in 2005 in order to pursue independent filmmaking. Clients have included: Nat Geo, International Rescue Committee, Public Justice Center, World Bank, RLTV, Laureate Education, Altruistic Odyssey, among many more. Thom handles controversial topics with a compassionate eye and diligently works to connect the viewer’s intellectual curiosity with their heart center in order to inspire new ways of thinking and being in this world.
In 2010, he produced and edited the feature documentary “Healing Neen”. This film went on to win several awards at film festivals around the states and has been screened internationally.
Thom is currently wrapping up a feature documentary called “Walking Thru Bullets” which will be released in the fall of 2020. This film follows four participants in a Philadelphia violence intervention program. The film unfolds as the young men navigate healing from traumatic injuries and a lifetime of obstacles.
Thom Joined SEAS in March of 2019 with the intention of using creative visual stories to inspire change and establish the world’s first dolphin sanctuary. The Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary’s innovative approach will inspire generations to come and we need to document this movement now, as it is happening.