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About Thomas R. Rondinella

Professor Rondinella teaches full time and is a film and video producer with his own company, Catfish Studios. He has produced five feature films (Unholy, Charming Billy, Morris County,Scrappers and A Good Day For It), directed three features (Blades, A Girls’ Guide… and Scrappers) written three produced screenplays and edited fifteen feature films. In addition, Professor Rondinella produces and directs corporate videos. A current client list includes WNET/WNYC-NY, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Electronic Device Control, Catholic Charities, The Salesian Brothers, The World Addiction Foundation, the New Jersey Elks Association, Grange Furniture, and many more. He produces and directs the web cooking show, Cooking with Nonna and the public access show, NJ Today with John McKeon. Most recently, Thomas produced and directed the comedy short, Communication Breakdown." He is pre-producing the feature film, The Cellar, for Spring 2014 production.
He is an academic advisor and program coordinator for the Broadcast and Visual Media major and advises Pirate Television, the co-curricular student television station.
M.F.A., Film Production, New York University, 1984
B.A., History, Seton Hall University, 1981


Present Program Coordinator - Broadcast and Visual Media, Seton Hall University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Morris County - “Best of Fest - Honorable Mention” - Boston Underground Film Festival, March 2009
  • A Relaxing Day - Best Produced Film - 4th Annual Memfest Film Festival, October 2007
  • Recipient - Archdiocesan Sesquicentennial Cathedral Golden Jubilee Medal. awarded for outstanding commitment to the Archdiocese, 2004
  • Recipient - “Prime Award for Excellence and Support in Movies and Television” - New Jersey Moviemakers, December 2003
  • Charming Billy - Best Dramatic Feature - Route 66 Film Festival - 2002; Voted Best Feature, Boston Film Festival - 2000; First Runner-up Best Feature, Northampton Film Festival - 2000; Winner-Best Actor, 13th AFI-L.A. Intl. Film Festival - 1999
  • Mention of Honor - Blades, Sport for All Section, Sports Movies TV 2001 - 19th International Festival, Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs, 2001
  • Barriers - Shirley Clarke Artistic Achievement Award, 1998 Huntington International Independent Film Festival
  • Recipient of a Faculty Excellence award from the Board of Regents, 1997

Other (2)

Good Day for It (2)

Beating Hearts (3)

NJ Today with John McKeon (1)

Cooking with Nonna (1)

A Relaxing Day (1)

Scrappers (1)

Unholy (1)

Morris County (1)