Ted Schaefer is a dynamic young filmmaker out of the New York City area. While studying for his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film at Syracuse University, Ted spent a semester abroad at the prestigious Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. His films have been recognized in festivals through the United States and its territories. His stylistic blend of realism with surrealist techniques creates very unique films. His films juxtapose a quiet tonality with a strong visual language to tell simple stories that point to many of the strange truths in life. His influences include Jim Jarmusch, Jean-Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, Aki Kaurismaki, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac and Alphonse Mucha.