Team

A. Troy Thomas

President/Owner

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, Troy 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, Troy bought his first camera and thus began the dream, Inertia Films.  While in Ohio Troy 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.

Allyn James

Production Manager

Allyn is a graduate of Mercer University in Atlanta, GA and earned her MBA degree from Clayton State University in Morrow, GA.  She brings over 20 years of broad experience in various aspects of accounting, finance, and business management to the Inertia Films team.

She strongly believes that when one enjoys what he or she does, they perform well at it. Allyn’s engaging manner and assertive approach coupled with her ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and clients ensures that common goals are achieved with satisfaction and ease; this successful outcome is an express reflection of her enjoyment of work in general and people in particular. Allyn is calmly efficient and eternally positive!  She loves to smile.

Chris Marshall

Production Supervisor

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 Dogs 101 among others.  He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in film and television from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

John Edenfield

Live Shot Coordinator/Rental Manager

John Edenfield joined the team at Inertia Films in January of 2012 bringing with him over 18 years of experience in the broadcast production and rental business. With a background in video production, John applies a vast amount of knowledge and experience when helping Inertia’s clients with their equipment needs. He handles each rental with the same detail and attention as if he were taking the gear out himself.

John also facilitates the use of Inertia’s live room and production studio.  His friendly nature and professional approach is another reason we are glad to have John on our team.

 

Jeff Couzins

Marketing Director

Jeff Couzins is a native of Cincinnati, OH and 1991 graduate of University of Cincinnati.  Jeff relocated from Ohio to Miami to shoot “on-camera” projects from 1992-96.   Showing his versatility, Jeff also worked “behind-the-camera” helping Inertia Films shoot the reality-based “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol” in several states during the mid 1990′s.

Since then Jeff has served as a field producer for several corporate and broadcast clients including: “Inside Edition”, NBC Universal, and TV Guide Network.  Along with these responsibilities, Jeff has helped successfully market Inertia Films since 1994.  Jeff’s unique ability to be in front of the camera or behind the camera makes him a very versatile player of Team Inertia.

Clint Crowley

Audio Mixer/Camera Operator

Clint is an Atlanta native who grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia.  He started his journey into the media arts at West Georgia Technical College and has dabbled in everything from cinematography to standup comedy.  He has worked on productions all over the country for reality entertainment shows, corporate, sports and documentaries.

Before joining Inertia Films he worked for NBC affiliate WSAV in Savannah, GA, serving as a script writer, editor, prompter operator and videographer.  Experienced in both sound mixing and camera work, Clint wears many hats at Inertia Films!