Ted Mandell

Theodore Mandell

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Associate Professional Specialist

B035A DeBartolo Performing Arts
Phone: 574-631-6953
Email: Mandell.1@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

Reality television, popular culture

If it’s on TV, in the news or at the movies, chances are Mandell has something to say about it. A member of the faculty of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT), he has for more than 20 years worked with budding filmmakers, teaching them the art of film and video production and spearheading Notre Dame’s annual Student Film Festival. A keen observer of the media and cultural landscape, he also is a regular columnist for the Indianapolis Star, for which he writes about anything from the perils of reality television to the societal implications of violence on TV. He also is the author of two books – “Heart stoppers and Hail Marys” and the children’s story “I Play for Notre Dame.”


20th Anniversary of the Notre Dame Student Film Festival 2009

Reality Television


Department of Film, Television, and Theatre presents the 25th Annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival

Notre Dame film students’ documentary explores a new kind of modern family

Award-winning short documentary ‘Okuyamba’ to screen at Hesburgh Center

23rd annual Notre Dame Student Film Festival to screen Jan. 19 to 21

Notre Dame student film selected for Los Angeles Film Festival

Ted Mandell’s Excellent Adventure


Washington Post—Sports offers the arena to raise awareness of gun violence

South Bend Tribune—Student filmmakers look beyond festival


Admit It: You Watched Games To See Buff Americans in HD (Indianapolis Star 8/23/08)

Try This with NCAA Brackets: Seeding by Graduation Rates (Indianapolis Star 4/5/08)

When You Wish Upon a Falling Satellite (Indianapolis Star 3/8/08)