the filmmakers

Brian Burrowes

Director

Brian Burrowes is a Canadian producer, editor, motion graphic and visual effects artist who resides in Austin, Texas. Burrowes has worked in film and television, producing, editing and creating visual effects for feature films, documentaries, and numerous television commercials for clients ranging from ESPN to Time Warner Cable. As a cinematographer he has filmed behind the scenes for Troublemaker Studio’s productions of Predators, Spy Kids 4 and Sin City 2, as well as second unit photography on Bright Shining City Production’s Deeper and Deeper. Brian first teamed up with Andrew Wakefield and Polly Tommey as co-producer and editor of the award-winning documentary Who Killed Alex Spourdalakis?, and then in 2016 for Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe which was an official selection at Tribeca Film Festival before being controversially pulled from the lineup, and releasing to sold-out audiences at the prestigious Angelika Film Center in Manhattan, and across the country. In 2018, Burrowes co-founded Tommey Burrowes Productions with Toby Tommey and set about directing Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth, the sequel to Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.

Tobias Tommey

Producer

Tobias Tommey is the son of Polly and Jonathan, and brother to Bella and Billy, the latter of whom has autism. Growing up, media and production became second nature to Tommey, as he worked behind the scenes at the Autism Media Channel, the Autism Mother’s show, and The Autism File magazine. Recognizing the urgency of the vaccine-crisis in the country, and the growing power of independent media, Tommey put aside his college studies in business management to join the Vaxxed Nation Tour, helping to document and publish the stories on the ground of families not unlike his own, living with vaccine injury. Tommey joined forces with Brian Burrowes in creating a Roku channel for the team, now hosting more than 500 videos, in an effort to fight the ongoing censorship of parent stories. In 2018, Tommey co-founded Tommey Burrowes Productions with Brian Burrowes and set about producing the sequel to Vaxxed, his first feature film, Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth.

Polly Tommey

Executive Producer

Polly Tommey is the mother of Billy Tommy, whose vaccine injury story is prominently featured in Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. Following an MMR vaccination at 13 months, Billy suffered seizures and was rushed to hospital. Doctors advised the Tommeys that Billy was having a reaction to his MMR vaccination, but would recover. Instead, Billy lost several acquired skills and struggled to reach developmental milestones thereafter. Billy was diagnosed with Autism and will require care for the rest of his life.

Tommey is a film producer known for Who Killed Alex Spourdalkis? (2015), Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016), and Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth. She is a book author, founding Editor-in-Chief of the world’s preeminent autism magazine The Autism File, and the co-founder of the Autism Media Channel.

An outspoken autism advocate and founder of the Autism Trust in the UK and US, Tommey has appeared in print and television media around the globe, gone head-to-head with top political leaders, and never compromised her position on telling the truth about vaccine injury. For 20 years, Tommey’s life mission has been committed to warning parents of the documented side effects of vaccines. Polly created the Vaxxed Bus Tour traveling to over 40 cities, and documented stories of vaccine reactions and injuries, as seen in Vaxxed II: The People’s Truth.