Based in Cotonou, Benin, Teddy Attila has been working since 2011 as a film director, screenwriter and producer. Most recently (2017-2023), he worked for the United States’ Millennium Challenge Corporation compact in Benin (2017-2023). Teddy was instrumental leading all aspects of video production, photography, and storytelling for the $391 million compact that in 2023 completed the reform and modernization of the West African country's power sector. Teddy frequently traveled the country, interacting with diverse stakeholders to document project results. Teddy is proficient as a director, cameraman, photographer, drone operator, scriptwriter, and video editor. He is fluent in English, French, Fon, and Mina. Teddy is recognized for his big smile and ability to connect with people of all backgrounds : interviewing a Government Minister one day and filming village children the next.
In addition to his international development experience, Teddy wrote, produced and directed award-winning independent films: Freedom (2011), The Cupboard (2012), From 7 to 8 (2013), La Route des Pêches (2014), Kindred Souls (2015), and Me I Know All (2019) in collaboration with Canal+.
Teddy’s goal is to grow as a storyteller, expand his network of collaborators, and to work throughout West Africa, Africa, and beyond to change lives for the better.