|Born||November 11, 1966|
Todd Verow (born November 11, 1966) is an American film director who resides in New York City. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the AFI Conservatory. With his creative partner James Derek Dwyer, he formed Bangor Films in 1995. He was also the cinematographer for Jon Moritsugu's film Terminal USA (1993). He has been called a veteran of the New Queer Cinema.
His numerous productions on digital video have led to his being called "once and future king of DV" by Film Threat.He is openly gay.
|Short film||1989||V Is for Violet||director||15 minutes|
|Film||1995||Frisk||director; writer; actor||Blond Man in Bathroom|
|Film||1997||Little Shots of Happiness||director; writer; actor||Frances' Husband||Long Island Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner |
New England Film & Video Festival Innovation and Resourcefulness Award winner
Huntington International Film Festival Creative Artist Award winner
|Film||1998||Shucking the Curve||director; writer; actor||Neighbor||Nodance Film Festival Grand Jury Award winner|
|Film||1999||The Trouble with Perpetual Deja-Vu||director; writer|| Chicago Underground Film Festival Silver Jury Award winner |
Nodance Film Festival Best Director Award winner
|Film||2000||A Sudden Loss of Gravity||director; writer|
|Film||2000||Once and Future Queen||director; writer||Chicago Underground Film Festival Silver Jury Award winner|
|Film||2002||Take Away||director; writer|
|Short film||2002||Face First||director||5 minutes|
|Short film||2003||Fluff||director||2 minutes|
|Film||2004||Anonymous||director; writer; actor||Todd|
|Film||2006||Bulldog in the White House||director; writer; actor||Bulldog||Chicago Underground Film Festival Gold Jury Award winner|
|Film||2006||Hooks to the Left||director; writer|
|Film||2006||Vacationland||director; writer; actor||Man in Bar (uncredited)|
|Film||2008||Between Something & Nothing||director; writer; actor||Hotel John|
|Film||2009||The Boy with the Sun in His Eyes||director; writer|
|Film||2010||Deleted Scenes||director; writer; actor||John|
|Film||2010||The Final Girl||director; writer|
|Film||2010||Leave Blank||director; writer; actor||Todd|
|Film||2012||Bad Boy Street||director; writer; actor||Michael|
|Film||2012||The Endless Possibility of Sky||director; writer; actor||Bagger|
|Short film||2012||Jacob Sterling||director||7 minutes|
|Short film||2013||Fire Island 1979||director; writer; actor||8 minutes|
|Film||2013||Tumbledown||director; writer; actor||Jay|
|Short film||2013||Tom's Gift||co-director||7 minutes|
|Documentary||2013||The End of Cruising||co-director; co-writer|
|Documentary||2014||Age of Consent||co-director; co-writer|
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