Todd Chandler is a filmmaker, interdisciplinary artist, and educator. Over the past 10 years he has created expressionistic films about journeys and issue-driven documentaries. He has worked in high schools, prisons, and with human rights organizations to create videos about pressing contemporary issues. He was the lead editor and a human rights video advocacy trainer at WITNESS. His first feature film, Flood Tide (2013), documents and reimagines a journey down the Hudson River on the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, a fleet of sculptural rafts dreamed up by the artist Swoon.
He often works collaboratively. He is the co-creator of Empire Drive-In and was a founding member of the Miss Rockaway Armada, and the band Dark Dark Dark.
His films and installations have been featured at the Hammer Museum, Mattress Factory, True/False, Torino Film Festival, Brooklyn Museum, Mass MoCA, Camden International Film Festival, 01SJ Biennial, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. His projects have been written about in Filmmaker Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, BBC, and New York Magazine. He has received fellowships and support from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, Experimental Television Center, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.
He teaches in the Department of Film at Brooklyn College.