Church Hill Productions is the official home of Thomas J. Churchill is a multi-award winning writer / producer / director and radio host who founded Church Hill Productions (CHP) in 1997.
Thomas J. Churchill is a multi-award winning filmmaker, born in Brooklyn, New York on his Mothers birthday. Thomas knew at an early age that he wanted to entertain the world. The youngest of four children to Italian/English/Irish blue collared parents. Born in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn as his family made their way into Queens (Ridgewood/Glendale) this is where Thomas would begin to plant his seeds in entertainment.
Churchill who has always had dreams of becoming an actor/director since his trip to the movies with his father at the age of seven during a screening of Star Wars (Episode IV). That coming Fall, he was a runner up for a film entitled The Champ. Although the part went to actor Ricky Schroeder this did not discourage Thomas. Years later at 15, a trip out to Hollywood, CA with his sister for a vacation- was the gasoline needed to spark up the flame of the passion already burning inside of him. It was his sophomore year in Franklin K Lane High School that it came to him, to convince his father to buy him a video camera (Full size VHS RCA camera) so he can make his vision come to life, a little project known as The War Master. The War Master, a film about two teenage cops fighting the drug problem in their neighborhood went on to win several local awards in the neighborhood. This caught the attention of several newspapers The New York Daily News, New York Newsday, The Ridgewood Times, The Queens Tribune.
Although Churchill does not credit his early years of neighborhood films such as The War Master (1988), Intrigue: The War Master (1989, a follow up and another award winning film), The Fear of Pain (1990, His first ever horror film), Emerging Past (1991 concept version) and A Distant Society (1994, his first drama), A System Devoured (1999) in his bio. But, credits the films as cutting his teeth...his schooling he likes to call them.
Films credits include, Nation's Fire, The Hard Way, The Rack Pack, Check Point, the 2 time Award winning Retro-Film Noir Zombie epic LAZARUS Apocalypse (aka Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead), Samurai Cop 2, Syndicate Smasher, the 8-time award festival winning horror film The Emerging Past Director’s Cut, Mr. Hush, Devoured. The upcoming films- The Rack Pack, Nation's Fire, Marilyn: Zombie Hunter, COLD PLASTIC TV, Beautiful Nightmare, Blood & Iron, The werewolf epic-Hallow Pointe, which was featured on Monster Man.
Millions were introduced to Thomas on episode #2 of the SyFy Network’s “Monster Man”. Monster Man is a SyFy reality show, which showcased an episode of the Hallow Pointe director, Thomas J. Churchill in “The Forbidden Werewolf”. The show featured the special effects of Roy Knyrim, Cleve Hall and the SOTA FX team.