Theodore Life

Senior Distinguished Director-in-Residence

Theodore R. Life Jr. is a Producer/Director for film, television and the theater. He has been awarded a Fulbright Journalist Fellowship, three CINE Golden Eagles, named a Sony Innovator,and nominated for three Emmys.

 His film Reason to Hope was awarded Best Film at the 26th annual International Festival of Black Cinema in Berlin and he just completed a feature film based on the Akutagawa Prize winning novella, Cocktail Party. He also produced and directed Live your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story that chronicles the impact of the American English teacher who lost her life during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.


  • Visual & Media Arts
    Since 2011
  • Office Hours
    • W 3:00-5:00 PM, R 10:00 AM-12:00 PM


B.A., Tufts University
M.F.A., New York University

Creative Works

Live your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story


Cocktail Party