Theodore Schaefer is a New York based Director and Producer. His work has garnered over 17 million views and write-ups from Thrillist, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Splitsider and more. His clients include Vice, Samsung, Sprite, American Eagle, MTV, Bustle, The Huffington Post, The Humane Rescue Alliance, and more. After working several years as a first assistant director in indie films he’s built on that experience and moved into directing short films, commercial projects, digital series for various outlets, and now feature films and television.
He is, along with his writing partner Patrick Lawler, the recipient of a David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists grant for the short film, directed by Theodore, The Zeno Question. Their feature screenplay The Life and Life of Gilbert Booth was a finalist in the Bluecat Screenplay competition. He is the writer and director of the short film Potter's Field starring Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts, and Co-writer and Director of Singing to the Earth Until a Tree Grows, sponsored by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which was released online for Earth Day, April 22nd 2015. He and Patrick are currently in development on their feature film Giving Birth to a Butterfly to be directed by Theodore. He is also in development with another one of his partners, Paul Gale, on a television pilot.