In the 70’s Ted produced several fantasy short subjects and wrote for various film magazines. In 1977 he published and edited his own magazine called SPFX-Special Effects Magazine. After a few issues he quit to produce and write several low-budget science fiction/horror films including FIEND and NIGHTBEAST. In 1993 Ted resumed publication of SPFX and does to this day.
In 1980 Ted started his own production company FILMLINE COMMUNICATIONS. He produced and wrote the story for his first theatrical feature, THE DEADLY SPAWN. The film was distributed by 21st Century and AB Enterprises.
Throughout the 80’s Ted worked on various films as producer, director, story consultant, writer, special effects designer/ supervisor, 2nd unit director, and stunt actor. These films include MIND KILLER, LONE WOLF, GAMBLIN, and THE AMITYVILLE CURSE.
In 1988, after a year working with partner Dr. Ron Giannotto to raise backing for the film, then titled DEADLY SPAWN II : METAMORPHOSIS, financing was secured. The film was then produced under the title METAMORPHOSIS: THE ALIEN FACTOR. Trimark Pictures (Lionsgate) secured domestic distribution rights. Beside producing the film Ted also served as story writer, creature designer, stuntman, and second unit director.
Ted has also produced the anthology films FANTASTIC FILMSHOW I & II and directed various episodes.
THE REGENERATED MAN, which Ted wrote, produced, and directed has been sold to Arrow Entertainment for world distribution. Shot in 35mm the film contains a computer animated creature created with the same software used for the dinosaur effects in Jurassic Park.
Ted produced, directed and wrote the sci-fi/comedy VAMPIRE VIXENS FROM VENUS for Shanachie Entertainment. The film has been released on video/DVD and had a successful run on USA TV network “Up All Night.”
In 1994, Ted was the host, producer and director of HOLLYWOOD EAST RADIO. WVNJ 1160. The radio show consisted of interviews with movie personalities and call-ins. Also, with co-host Joanne Santiglia (Ch. 10 Time Warner News) he produced, wrote, directed and edited a 1/2 hour news magazine program for cable television. HOLLYWOOD EAST contained interviews and film clips. It was nominated for the Cable Ace Award. It was shot at New York's PLANET HOLLYWOOD.
In 1997, Ted was the director and producer of the 16mm coming of age film, GENERATION X.
During 2001-2002 Ted co-directed, produced, wrote and acted in the 35mm feature THIS THING OF OURS. It stars, James Caan, Frank Vincent, Vincent Pastore, Pat Cooper, Chuck Zito, Vinny Vella, Joe Rigano, Danny Provenzano and Louis Vanaria.
In 2003, Ted, co-produced, co-directed and wrote additional story material for the teen oriented feature film DESTINATION FAME. It stars AJ Gil (American Idol), Cuba Gooding, Mario, Ray Munns, Lyric, Joe Jackson, and a host of surprise celebrity guests. Music from the film will be released as a double CD.
In 2006 Ted produced, wrote and directed the horror/comedy HELL ON EARTH.
Ted has written a book, MAKING LOW-BUDGET SCIENCE FICTION FILMS: A REAL HORROR STORY. McFarland is interested in the book and Ted hopes to turn it in sometime next year.
Seven additional projects are in development for production, DEADLY SP A WN II, FIRST CONTACT: THE VISITOR, LOVE BY DESIGN, STARDANCER, THE BIOGENESIS EFFECT, ALIEN ON EARTH and NEW YORK COWBOYS.