Curriculum Vitae

Ted Mills
805-895-4897
tedmills@gmail.com
linkedin.com/in/ted-mills/
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Profile
Filmmaker, artist, writer
Film Production lecturer with 15+ years experience
Host of the FunkZone Podcast, 2014-2017

 

Education
1993 BA in English, Emphasis in Creative Writing
University of Southern California, Santa Barbara
Graduated summa cum laude

 

Professional Appointments
August 2005 – Present  Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Film Production, Santa Barbara City College, CA

 

Grants and Awards
2017  Santa Barbara County Creative Commision Grant for the FunkZone Podcast
2014  Audience Choice Award, PSSST Silent Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, for What a Pool Believes
2014  Winner UCSB’s Arts & Lectures Silent Film Competition, Santa Barbara, CA for What a Pool Believes
2010  Best Comedy Short, Eugene International Film Festival, OR for Wallace Carothers
2000  Best Experimental, Zoie Online Film Fest, for nowhereland
2000  Best Drama, Thunderbird Film Festival, UT, for nowhereland
2000  Best Short, Dreamcatcher, Ukraine, for nowhereland

 

Filmography
2019  Copa de Oro (directed). Dance on film short.
2014  What a Pool Believes (written, directed). Comedy silent film short.
2013  Heat (directed). Dance on film short
2011  Nymphaea (directed, edited, composted). Central dance film for installation.
2010  Wallace Carothers (written, directed, edited, produced). Comedy short.
2007  Revenge of the Falcon (written and directed). Comedy short.
2005  The Night of the Falcon (written and directed). Comedy short.
2000  nowhereland (written, directed, edited). Sci-fi short film.
2000  Walk Cycle (written, directed, edited). Comedy short.

 

Selected Exhibitions
2019  Group Show. Ready to Hang, Community Arts Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA
2019  Commission. 20 People Watching James Benning’s 20 Cigarettes, with Marco Pinter, interactive live video work for James Benning: Quilts, Cigarettes & Dirt (Portraits of America), Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2013  Solo Exhibition, Dream Advice, Elsie’s, Santa Barbara, CA
2011  Group Show. Nymphaea, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Performance
2019  SPLIFF: The San Pesci Legends International Film Festival, group performance with Fishbon Artist Collaborative, The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology and Fishbôn Art Studio, Santa Barbara, CA
2017  Mr. Van Press Conference: In Defense of Democracy, with Maiza Hixson, The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology and Fishbôn Art Studio, Santa Barbara, CA
2016  Mr. Van Campaign Announcement, The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology and Fishbôn Art Studio, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Lectures and Workshops
2019  “Mini-Movies: Third Thursday Studio”, June 20, 2019, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2017  “FunkZone Podcast 100th Episode Live Show”, November 18, 2016. The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology and Fishbôn Art Studio, Santa Barbara, CA
2016  “Video Essay Workshop for Teens,” October/November, 2016, Arts Fund of Santa Barbara, CA
2015  “Screenplay Structure for Beginners,” May 30, 2015, 48 Hour Film Festival, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

 

Curated Shows
2018  Psychedelic Shake – The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology and Fishbôn Art Studio, Santa Barbara, CA
2013  Specimen – Arts Fund of Santa Barbara Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2012  Standard Deviation – Co-curated with Marco Pinter, abandoned retail business space, downtown Santa Barbara, CA
2009  Music Video Jukebox 2 – Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2008  Super 8 Is Great – Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2004  Music Video Jukebox 1 – Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2002  Michel Gondry Music Video Retrospective – Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Bibliography
Elizabeth Stewart, Interview (with members of Arts Fund of Santa Barbara), KZSB Radio,Santa Barbara, CA, July 12, 2020
Ted Coe, Interview (with D.J. Palladino), KCSB Radio, Santa Barbara, CA, May 27, 2019
Elizabeth Stewart, Interview “Bon Vivant of the FunkZone”, KZSB Radio, Santa Barbara, CA, June 16, 2017
Charles Donelan, “Funk Zone Podcast: Ted Mills Talks with Artists,” The Independent, Feb 11, 2016
Ted Coe, Interview (with Casey McGarry), KCSB Radio, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2, 2015
Mitchell Kriegman, “Specimen at the Arts Fund Gallery: Odd Objects Curated by Ted Mills,” The Independent, July 10, 2013
Josef Woodard, “Things are the Thing – Group Exhibition ‘Specimen’ Fills the Arts Fund Gallery with ‘Cabinets of Curios,’ Found Object Art, and Other Strange, Hermetic Sideshow Delights,” Santa Barbara News-Press, July 11, 2013
Ted Coe, Interview, KCSB Radio, Santa Barbara, CA, February 3, 2009
Teri Aronson, interview, KCSB Radio, Santa Barbara, CA, May 28, 2001

 

Collections
UCSB AD+A Collection, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Professional Service
Board of Directors, Arts Fund of Santa Barbara, CA

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