Originally from Sudbury, MA, Ted earned a BA in Latin American and Iberian Cultures from Columbia University in 2010. He then went to teach English in Honduras, where he was inspired to film his first documentary, Olancho. Olancho screened at 35 festivals around the world including New Orleans Film Festival, Rotterdam, Viennale and In-Edit Chile and Brazil, winning awards at four.
In 2020 he earned an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, where he directed four short documentaries that explore the relationship between masculinity, violence and the performance of each. He now lives in Long Beach, CA with his partner and a small charm of hummingbirds.