TJ Collins is an award-winning filmmaker that has produced over a dozen films including short and feature narratives. His feature film debut "Willets Point" received the Audience Award at the Long Island International Film Expo and was theatrically released in the fall of 2010. Willets Point was received to positive reviews in the New York Times, Nov 2010 edition and is available on DVD through Amazon.
Mr. Collins has served as a peer judge for the New York Emmy awards and is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, New York Chapter. He is a Nalip Producers Academy and Screenwriters Lab Fellow 2009. Additionally his screenplay "Eli Moran" was one of ten nationally selected projects for the Nalip Screenwriters Lab sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, NBC Universal, FOX and HBO. In 2011 he Co-Founded the New York Film Group- A network of over 1400 film and media makers in NYC. As an educator, TJ has taught acting classes at the One on One NYC, the top actors' networking facility in Manhattan, teaching acting for the camera.
Presently, Mr. Collins is in post production with two feature films that he directed that includes the supernatural horror thriller "The Murders of Cane Hill and the sports drama "Eli Moran" starring David Zayas (Dexter, The Expendables) and Reynaldo Piniella (Broken City, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). Mr. Collins has completed the screenplay for his next feature project titled "Caliber" and plans to begin shooting in 2016.
Name: T.J. Collins
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Assistant Director, Director, Producer and Screenwriter