Theodore Martland is a writer, director, and actor currently completing his third year of professional training as a director at the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he has been awarded the Annenberg Fellowship. For his final year in the world-renowned MFA program, he was selected to direct a short film funded by the university, is writing an original screenplay, and writing the screen adaptation of Actors Anonymous with James Franco.

At USC, he served as Vice President of the SCA Graduate Council and co-founded the Student Production Guild. Prior to film school, Ted acted Off-Broadway at the 45th Street Theatre in New York City. He has also worked in many creative departments of independent film and television production.

A former novice Buddhist monk and proud member of Phi Sigma Tau, Ted won awards for his documentary work on Burmese and Tibetan Buddhism. He grew up outside of Boston and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with honors at the University of Richmond, studying in four other countries during the process.