Ted Griswold is a documentary filmmaker from Boston, Massachusetts.
He was inspired to make his first feature-length documentary, Olancho, after teaching English at a rural bilingual school in Olancho, Honduras from 2010 to 2012. Olancho is the story of a group of musicians who write and perform songs for Honduras' drug cartels. One musician recieves a death threat and is forced to flee to the United States, where he currently lives and works as an undocumented immigrant. Olancho has screened at 35 festivals around the world including New Orleans Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival Rotterdam Film Festival, Viennale Film Festival and In-Edit Chile and Brazil.
Ted believes an effective documentary gives viewers an opportunity to glimpse into subjects' lives and empathize with them in a unique, emotional and educational way. He hopes to continue creating honest visual narratives that give audiences a complex view of people and perspectives that are often overlooked or oversimplified.