Her awards and honors include winning first prize for her short scripts Poly Esther, Chucky’s Feast, 1st and 10, Shlomo's Night Out, her feature screenplay Ratacholo and a coveted spot on the prestigious Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium. Her short films have been shown at festivals around the world and at curated film exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego. Her short films Heartbreak in 209 Cuts and Toñita Runs Away, premiered at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and can be seen online. Her latest short films, Leave the Light On and Crusty, premiered at the 2014 Broad Humor Film Festival, and her latest, Toñita Learns to Skate will premiered at the Cinexico Film Festival in Baja, Mexico. She is currently editing the third installment of the Toñita series, Toñita und Shlomo. Teri is also a writing mentor to teen girls at Writegirl.
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.--Vincent Van Gogh