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In the 70’s Ted produced several fantasy short subjects and wrote for
various film magazines. In 1977 he published and edited his own
magazine called SPFX-Special Effects Magazine. After a few issues he
quit to produce and write several low-budget science fiction/horror
films including FIEND and NIGHTBEAST. In 1993 Ted resumed publication
of SPFX and does to this day.
In 1980 Ted started his own production company FILMLINE
COMMUNICATIONS. He produced and wrote the story for his first
theatrical feature, THE DEADLY SPAWN.
Throughout the 80’s Ted worked on various films as producer, director,
story consultant, writer, special effects designer/supervisor, 2nd
unit director, and stunt actor. These films include MIND KILLER, LONE
WOLF, GAMBLIN, and THE AMITYVILLE CURSE.
In 1988, Ted produced the 35mm monsterfest, METAMORPHOSIS: THE ALIEN
FACTOR. Beside producing the film Ted also served as story writer,
creature designer, stuntman, and second unit director.
Ted has also produced the anthology films FANTASTIC FILMSHOW I & II
and directed various episodes.
THE REGENERATED MAN, which Ted wrote, produced, and directed was shot
in 35mm. The film contains a computer animated creature created with
the same software used for the dinosaur effects in Jurassic Park.
Ted produced, directed and wrote the sci-fi/comedy VAMPIRE VIXENS FROM
VENUS. The film had a successful run on USA TV network “Up All
In 1994, Ted was the host, producer and director of HOLLYWOOD EAST
RADIO. WVNJ 1160. The radio show consisted of interviews with movie
personalities and call-ins. Also, with co-host Joanne Santiglia (Ch.
10 Time Warner News) he produced, wrote, directed and edited a 1/2
hour news magazine program for cable television. HOLLYWOOD EAST
contained interviews and film clips. It was nominated for the Cable
Ace Award. It was shot at New York's PLANET HOLLYWOOD.
In 1997, Ted was the director and producer of the 16mm coming of age
film, GENERATION X.
During 2001-2002 Ted co-directed, produced, wrote and acted in the
35mm feature THIS THING OF OURS. It stars, James Caan, Frank Vincent,
Vincent Pastore, Pat Cooper, Chuck Zito, Vinny Vella, Joe Rigano,
Danny Provenzano and Louis Vanaria.
In 2004, Ted co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote the teen oriented
feature film DESTINATION FAME. It stars AJ Gil (American Idol) Cuba
Gooding, Joe Jackson, Mario, Lyric, Ricky Aiello, Jordan Knight and a
host of surprise celebrity guests. Music from the film will be
released as a double CD.
In 2007, Ted, with Dave Baumuller started a new film production
company: HORROR BIZ FILMS. Ted co-produced, directed and wrote the
horror/comedy, HELL ON EARTH.
Ted has written a book, MAKING LOW-BUDGET SCIENCE FICTION FILMS: A
REAL HORROR STORY.
Six additional projects are in development for production, FIRST
CONTACT: THE VISITOR, LOVE BY DESIGN, STARDANCER, THE BIOGENESIS
EFFECT, ALIEN ON EARTH and NEW YORK COWBOYS.
Ted also works with Kevin Clement and Chiller Theatre Enterprises.
They produce one of the biggest sci-fi/horror/fantasy conventions in