Dustin L. Collins was born in the Great Smoky Mountains of EastIn addition to his unique background in puppetry, Dustin brings to his
Tennessee. He studied puppetry and directing at West Virginia
University, where he was part of the touring Puppet Mobile troupe. He
also directed shows for the WVU stage, including Samuel Beckett's
Endgame and his own adaptation of Dr. Faustus.
work at Ohio a lifelong love of the cinema and an extensive knowledge
of its history. His particular areas of interest are early animation,
queer theory, and pre-WWII American cinema. He blogs about film and
culture at It's Okay with Me, and his writing has also appeared at Sociological Images and 300 Reviews.