Mad Hat Entertainment is the production vehicle of director & producer Tom Albanese. His films have won awards including "Best After Hours Short" at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival, "Best Short Film" at Germany's 33rd Fantasy Filmfest & "Best Screenplay" at FilmQuest. His work has been selected for dozens of festivals including the Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island & HollyShorts festivals, BAFTA accredited LA Shorts and top genre festivals including Brussels Fantastic, Imagine & Dragon Con.
In addition to his directing and production duties, Tom sold a feature-length screenplay to Lotus Entertainment ("Z for Zachariah", "Maggie") and his scripts have placed in the Austin Film Festival, PAGE Screenwriting Awards, and Script Pipeline competitions. Originally from Buffalo, NY and Washington D.C., Tom currently resides in Los Angeles.