Thomas Castillo

Courses Taught:

  • Applied Aesthetics of the Moving Image
  • Film I: Cinematography and Lighting
  • Film II: Editing
  • Film:  From Concept to Distribution
  • Senior Portfolio Review


I am a filmmaker and teacher.  I have a wide range of filmmaking interests, from narrative to documentary to experimental, from low-budget action films to absurdist comedies to personal explorations of identity and history.  My work has appeared at film festivals throughout the United States and I have taught film and digital media courses at the high school, college, and adult-education levels.  I hold a B.F.A. in Media Arts from the University of Arizona and an M.F.A. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University.  Some of my work can be viewed online at