Teo Zagar has been producing films and videos since 1999. While interning with Ken Burns on the film Horatio’s Drive in 2001, Teo produced a feature-length documentary film about Slovenia’s War for Independence from Yugoslavia that won the Best Five College Filmmaker Award at the 2003 Northampton Independent Film Festival. His next film, Mind Games: A Love Story, depicted a family overcoming Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It won the Director’s Award at the 2006 Hearts and Minds Film Festival, was selected for the Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival, and was broadcast on Vermont Public Television. Teo’s other credits include Florentine Films’s Ohio: 200 Years (Associate Producer), Joanna Lipper’s The Supreme Price (Assistant Editor), Josh Melrod’s Cartoon College (Associate Producer), and The Last Irene, a co-production with the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (Direction/Production). He recently co-produced the independent feature, Major Arcana, directed by Josh Melrod, featured at the 2018 Raindance and Austin Film Festivals.
Teo served in the Vermont House of Representatives between 2011 to 2017 as a member of the Agriculture Committee. He lives and works off-the-grid, in a solar powered studio, in the town of Barnard, Vermont.