The story of Ted Bundy has been told many times, but Celene Beth Calderon—the first woman to helm a Bundy doc—is telling a slightly different story. Focusing on the victims and the everlasting impact of one man’s actions on individuals, families, and communities, THEODORE tells the stories that have yet to be told on camera.
Join us for the world's very first look at the upcoming six-part docuseries THEODORE, followed by an extended discussion and Q&A with director Celene Beth Calderon!
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Celene Beth Calderon was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Park City, Utah in 1993 at age 6. Although, she grew up dancing for many years, she found herself engaged with film through her days in college. While attending the University of Utah, she obtained a B.A. in Speech Communications Intercultural Studies and began exploring the idea of the entertainment industry and became infatuated with documentaries. She began to pursue a second bachelor’s degree in film but decided to take a different route after she took a class specifically on the Sundance Film Festival.
After that semester, she decided to volunteer for the festival and to begin her early journey in film. By sheer luck, she was placed in Sundance’s Documentary Film Program and returned to the DFP earlier this year in 2017. Calderon had a 5-7 year timeframe in which she hoped to start making THEODORE, but upon a discussion in the DFP office in 2017, it was decided that she would embark on her film the very next day. Calderon has grown up with the Sundance Film Festival in her backyard and feels it is time for a female “Parkite” to share the stage with the world and tell a story that has yet been revealed to the masses.
15% of ticket sales from this event will be donated to Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape.