Theodore Life

Senior Distinguished Director-in-Residence
Theodore Life
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Theodore R. Life Jr. is a Producer/Director for film, television and the theater. He has been awarded a Fulbright Journalist Fellowship, three CINE Golden Eagles, named a Sony Innovator,and nominated for three Emmys.

His film Reason to Hope was awarded Best Film at the 26th annual International Festival of Black Cinema in Berlin and he just completed a feature film based on the Akutagawa Prize winning novella, Cocktail Party. He also produced and directed Live your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story that chronicles the impact of the American English teacher who lost her life during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.



B.A., Tufts University
M.F.A., New York University

Areas of Expertise

  • Directing
  • Film
  • Producing
  • Production
  • Theater
  • TV
  • Visual & Media Arts

Creative Works

Live your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story


Cocktail Party