(Los Angeles, CA) – Ted Collins is an innovative film and television writer-producer-director with over twenty-five years of experience in documentary films, dramatic features and television. He has produced over 9 award-winning productions, including Unconditional Love, winner of the Golden Starfish Award at the prestigious Hampton’s International Film Festival, Sally, winner of the New York Film and Video Festival and Circles, winner of the Newport Beach International Film Festival.
His latest documentary, Mr. Fish : Cartooning From The Deep End, Co-Produced with Pablo Bryant, has won over eleven awards including Winner Grand Jury Award – Best Documentary Feature – Slam Dance Film Festival – 2018 and Audience Award Winner – Austin Film Festival 2017. The film which chronicles the life of controversial political cartoonist, Dwayne Booth aka Mr. Fish, has been critically acclaimed.
The comedy short, Knocked Down, written by Seinfeld writer Andy Cowan, that Ted produced and directed won the Best Comedy Award at the SENE Film Festival in Providence, Rhode Island. Ted’s last film, Dose of Reality starring Fairuza Balk was well received at the Cinequest film festival and was invited back for a special second screening as one of the Best of the Fest. He’s also currently casting, They Might Be Kennedys, which he wrote and will direct. The screenplay for TMBK has won the top awards at 14 screenwriting competitions.
Ted is currently overseeing several projects based on novels, optioned for Gritty and planned for production in late 2019. The first is the thriller, The People’s House, written by the democratic chair of Ohio, David Pepper. The People’s House was recently reviewed by the Wall Street Journal and was named the sleeper candidate for political thriller of the year. The other adaptation Ted is working on is, Dirt, written by Teffanie T. White. Dirt won the Best Young Adult novel at the African American Book Awards in NYC in 2016.
Ted resides in Los Angeles, CA., with his wife, Penelope and his two children.