Theodore Martland co-wrote the feature film adaptation of the book, Actors Anonymous, which stars James Franco, Eric Roberts, and Horatio Sanz to be released in 2016. He completed his professional training as a director at USC film school in 2015, earning an MFA on the Annenberg Fellowship. His directing thesis, The Fog, was one of the few short films selected for funding by the university.

Prior to film school, Ted worked in television development, independent film, and acted Off-Broadway in New York City. A former novice buddhist monk and proud member of Phi Sigma Tau, Ted won awards for his student documentaries on Buddhism. He grew up outside of Boston, played ice hockey, and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with honors at the University of Richmond, studying in four other countries during the process.