Tony Schweikle was born in Chicago. His mother was a first generation Italian, his father a third generation of German descent. He finished two years of graphic arts at Lake County College IL before he dropped out. Tony Schweikle’s first job was for Roger Corman, as a location coordinator on the film Avalanche. He then worked as a location scout, followed by location manager. In 1988, he finished prepping the Colorado/New Mexico portion of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He then accepted the position of assistant film commissioner for the state of Colorado. Five years later and burned out with government work, he resigned and hoped to re-enter film production, but quickly found out that he was out of the loop. In 2009, he re-invented himself and started writing feature-length scripts, to date he has completed 11.

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Tony Schweikle
as a Photographer:

Internationally recognized as a Professional Photographer, Schweikle was a contributor to National Geographic/Compton encyclopedia during the Vietnam anti-war demonstrations in 1971 & 1972.

In 1972, Schweikle moved to Colorado where he worked at a ski area providing content for the brochure and other collateral material. Schweikle’s ski photography was featured in the leading ski magazines, including Powder Magazine where some of his photos were double page features.

He was an official Nikon Photographer and was also sponsored by Kodak.

By the end of the 70’s he had expanded into video. In 1976 his reputation as a ski photographer was noticed by a Roger Corman feature film production company and was hired as the films still photographer. He was soon sought out for location scouting on national and international commercials. This led to him being assigned the location position on many feature films including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".

He continues to create photos that tell stories and impact lives.