Teresa Torchiano grew up on the south shore of Long Island. As a kid, she first discovered a passion for filmmaking by using her family's VHS camcorder to shoot and direct her own productions. She attended SUNY New Paltz where she received a BFA in sculpture and began working with digital video and experimental video art. After moving to NYC in 2005, she began working in documentary film and learned the craft of documentary filmmaking from mentors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin and was Assistant Editor on the Academy Award nominated film, Trouble the Water.
Teresa holds an MFA in Cinematography from Feirstein School of Cinema and currently resides in New York City where she directs and shoots narrative, documentary, and commercial films. She is interested in collective organizing models and developing creative solutions through acts of cooperation. When not making films, she can probably be found riding her bike.