Columbia Film Festival

Tyndall Typewriters

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Antique typewriter repairman, Thomas Tyndall, uses vintage typewriters to remind people of the good old days when communications, social interactions, and relationships were tactile experiences. He helps a fallen chef overcome her inability to make emotional connections and regain her creativity while servicing her machine. Together they find a connection through storytelling.


Director Biography - Theodore Adams III


Mr. Theodore A. Adams III is the inspiration and motivation behind Tyndall Typewriters and the President and Founder of Red Zeppelin Productions LLC.


Mr. Adams is a two time Ironman Finisher received certification as a USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach. When swimming, biking and running aren’t enough Mr. Adams enjoys martial arts as a Black Belt in Taekwondo, dancing through the clouds as a licensed pilot, or picking up the Didgeridoo to drone the night away. He has studied multiple languages including: German, Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog and Japanese. Mr. Adams embodies the Renaissance Man.

Mr. Adams has had an interest in making movies since he was a child Literally a rocket scientist, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University and his Masters of Business Administration from UCLA. Mr. Adams also completed post graduate studies at the Yale-China Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.


At no point during his academic career did Mr. Adams study film, but rather he focused on engineering and business. And it was his business acumen that made his dream of movie making a reality. Othello-san was his Directorial debut. He won Artist of the Year and Best Director for his work on that film.


Mr. Adams put pen to paper and jotted down a few notes, and started to mold the story that was the genius of the Award Winning Feature Film, TRI, and later the award winning screenplay for Othello-san. Mr. Adams is a registered member of the Writers Guild of America East.


It takes more than creativity to make movies, it takes a strong sense of business and connections that come with it. Mr. Adams is also President and CEO of Unified Industries Inc. (UII), the company his father started in 1970. Mr. Adams has a legacy of community service. He is also co-founder of the Stan Lee Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting literacy, arts and education.


UII has an outstanding reputation of providing high-quality consultation services and products to government agencies and commercial customers. Dedicated to excellence, UII’s expertise of logistics, engineering, training, information technology, metrology, calibration, and quality assurance has allotted us the opportunity to fulfill over 650 contractual obligations. UII supports some of the most sophisticated weapons platforms for the US and UK Navies.


Director Statement

I made Tyndall Typewriters to pay homage to the creative process of storytelling and the technology that brought so many stories to life.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    22:20
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Theodore A. Adams III
  • Screenwriter
    Theodore A. Adams III
  • Producer
    Theodore A. Adams III
  • Executive Producer
    Michael Espinosa, Elizabeth Martins, Victoria Misu
  • Cast
    Theo Adams IV, Courtney Jamison, Kevin Murray
  • Cinematographer
    Kunitaro Ohi
  • Editor
    Greg Young