Afghanistan, 2007. Los Angeles, 2016.
Dr. E. Anthony Collins is a filmmaker, teacher, and musician based in the lovely vicinity of Los Angeles, California. He has pursued a range of creative and educational projects throughout his career in a variety of contexts around the world.
Anthony works as an educational consultant, producer, teacher, and writer, with professional projects in the USA, Thailand, Kyrgyz Republic and other places worldwide.
Filmmaker: Anthony has received international acclaim for more than 25 films, videos and digital media productions. His professional and creative work has been exhibited, broadcast and distributed in more than 20 countries. Notable achievements in filmmaking include two Ford Foundation Media Production Grants (1998, 1999), three Fulbright Grants (1998, 2013, 2017), a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant (1986), and many others. He has also worked directly with many community-based groups (NGOs) in various countries for environmental, social justice and the alleviation of poverty—in the Philippines, Thailand, India, Oman, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Puerto Rico—facilitating community-based skills and knowledge for autonomous media production.
Educator: Anthony has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience in college, k-12 and various other settings. Anthony also has a broad range of experience as an educational media producer, academic mentor, academic and creative research scholar, academic program leader, and researcher-writer. Teaching and research enable Anthony to integrate his talents, passions and knowledge for the benefit of student learners. His scholarly interests include alternative educational research methodologies including the processes of Grounded Theory and Grounded Action (Glaser); and he has written for publication in Higher Education, US legal history, Ethnic Studies, and Film Studies.
Musician: As a musician for more than 40 years, Anthony performs on several acoustic instruments (viola, violin, guitar, others) and is expanding the scope of his interest to include studies in electronic music. His musical interests are wide, varied and based upon life-long pursuits in the study of music in all its aspects.
Educational Background: Anthony has earned a Doctorate degree (Ed.D) in the field of Educational Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University (California, USA); a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Film and Television Production from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Film and Television from UCLA.