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About Us

to•hu•bo•hu 'to hü ‘bo hü\ n -s [Heb tohu wa-bhohu without form and void, fr. tohu formlessness, confusion + bohu emptiness] : CHAOS, CONFUSION ‹bringing order out of the ~ of human relations — Walter Lippman›

Tohubohu Productions is an independent digital filmmaking troupe comprising a regular roster of writers, directors, actors, and producers — along with a healthy smattering of new talent. Although our work takes us all around the “DMV” area, our primary offices are located in the woody community of Burke, Virginia. We produce professional-quality independent entertainment, always viewing financial and scheduling constraints as opportunities rather than obstacles.

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About the CEO

William R. Coughlan is an award-winning screenwriter and director, and is one of the founders (and primary financier) of Tohubohu Productions — which basically means that even on pictures he doesn’t direct, he can at least squeeze in an Executive Producer credit. He worked for 26 years with The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., where he began as a graphic designer before segueing into video and multimedia, and then eventually into the ranks of creative department management. In addition, he is the Associate Artistic Director of Jabberwocky Audio Theater, and serves on the Board of Directors for TIVA, the Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC, Inc., filling the roles of Treasurer and Vice President before stepping up as President in 2018. He also enjoys acting, voiceover performance, design and illustration, editing, animation, and writing autobiographical comments in the third person. He is the illustrator of the therapeutic workbook Stories for Children with Problems & Wishes, has provided schematic graphics for several HBS case studies, designed the acclaimed Protégé clay poker chip line, served as the Critic at Large for the online literary magazine Inkblots, has been a judge for both the TIVA Peer Awards and the Emmy Awards, founded and co-hosted the long-running Tohubohu Producer Podcast, and is an accomplished animator and ambigram artist. He currently resides at a secret compound in Burke, Virginia, with his wife Pam and their two daughters.