Ted Schillinger has been making films since childhood, and watchable films since 1993.

Ted's work has aired on PBS, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, the Travel Channel, Lifetime, A&E, and the History Channel. His independent feature film, JUNK, starred Simon Callow and Michael Shapiro.

He was a founding producer of A&E’s acclaimed AMERICAN JUSTICE series. He won a James Beard Society award for his History Channel special, AMERICAN EATS. His history of the Chicago Tribune, CHICAGO'S FRONT PAGE, won a Midwest Emmy.

In 2006, Ted directed the docu-drama series BREAKING VEGAS for the History Channel. In 2009, his critically-acclaimed feature documentary ROBERT BLECKER WANTS ME DEAD, the story of the strange and riveting friendship between a death-penalty advocate and a mass-murderer on Tennessee’s death row, was released in theaters. That same year, Ted produced SILLY LITTLE GAME, an entry in ESPN's avidly-watched 30 FOR 30 documentary series.

Between 2011 and 2013, Ted produced three more 30 FOR 30 films, including the widely-praised BENJI, directed by Coodie and Chike, BIG SHOT, and THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT. His work on those films won him an Emmy award for best documentary series.

He also wrote and directed the hit National Geographic special EVACUATE EARTH, a two-hour scientific exploration of humanity’s ability to colonize other planets.

Since 2014, Ted and has been showrunner and Co-Executive Producer of THE HUNT WITH JOHN WALSH, the documentary series on CNN. The show has led to the capture of at least four wanted fugitives, and helped to close a dozen unresolved cases.

And in October 2016, his latest feature documentary project, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED, debuted in the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.

Ted grew up in New England and attended Yale University. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.