Todd Chandler (United States)

Todd Chandler is a filmmaker, artist, and educator. His work has been featured atTrue/False, IDFA, Doclisboa, the Hammer Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and Mass MoCA. His projects have been supported by Creative Capital, Field of Vision, Sundance Institute, International Documentary Association, Doc Society, and Jerome Foundation. His first feature film, Flood Tide, premiered at the Torino Film Festival, followed by an extensive tour of museums, universities, backyards, rock clubs, and assorted DIY spaces, often with a live score. He was one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2019, a fellow at the Sundance Non-Fiction Director’s Residency, and a Points North Fellow. In 2020 he received the Hot Docs International Emerging Filmmaker award for his film Bulletproof.

As an artist he often works collaboratively. He has created full-scale drive-in theaters from salvaged materials, floated down the Mississippi and Hudson Rivers on massive sculptural rafts, and organized multi-day music festivals in the wilds of Pennsylvania. He is the co-creator of the large-scale installation project Empire Drive-In, and a founding member of the art collective Miss Rockaway Armada and the band Dark Dark Dark.

He has taught in high schools and universities for over fifteen years, and has partnered with community-based organizations and human rights groups to create videos about pressing contemporary issues. He currently teaches in the Film Department at Brooklyn College.

Filmography

  • Bulletproof
    2020
  • A Debtors' Prison
    2017
  • Seeds
    2017
  • Shorebirds
    2015
  • Bovina
    2014
  • Carnival Conquest
    2014
  • Salvage Title
    2014
  • Flood Tide
    2013
  • Let Them Believe
    2011
  • The Road Becomes What You Leave
    2007

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