About Me


Afghanistan, 2007.                                       Los Angeles, 2016.

Dr. E. Anthony Collins is a filmmaker, teacher, and musician based in the lovely vicinity of Los Angeles, California.

Anthony has worked on professional, creative, and scholarly projects in the USA, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other places worldwide for the past 40 years.

Filmmaker: Anthony has received international acclaim for more than 20 films, videos and digital media productions. His professional and creative works have been exhibited, broadcast and distributed in more than 10 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 higher education, environmental and 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 30 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 and teacher, 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.

RESUME of Dr. E. Anthony Collins

CONTACT: E. Anthony Collins   iefilm@yahoo.com

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Dr. Collins,
    I would love to have you come to your daughter’s class with me and talk about your Fulbrights. I have a wikipedia page talking about my three awards. My husband, a retired colonel from India, does not want me to have a website at this time. Since he is my most enthusiastic publicist, I defer. We helped launch the first peace masters in the Arab world with Fulbright support. In my experience, without my husband who the Arab men embraced as a brother (Christian, Muslim–did you know there was a Muslim Frontier Gandhi?), all my credentials, including my Fulbright, would not have been enough. Our Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding program is in the College of Arts and Humanities so you fit beautifully. My brother teaches music at UC-San Diego–do you know SoundHack–one of his inventions? My brother-in-law teaches digital media arts in Ireland. Can’t wait to meet you. Your daughter knows that our class meets 2:30 to 3:45 Mondays and Wednesdays. What days would work best for your schedule? I would like to invite Brian Jarrett, our director, and adjuncts and students interested in Fulbrights. All the best, Nancy
    P.S. Would have sent a private e-mail if could. Hope this looks like great publicity.

    • Hi
      Thanks for the kind words and for inviting me to your class. I am flexible about timing and will coordinate with you for the best date.

  2. loved the write up on Mr. I,
    I was describing him and his Bamboo weapon to my 14 year old daughter and my story was sounding exaggerated
    and untrue. I immediately googled and came up with your well written account of him.Good memories of different
    times indeed.

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