coming May 3, 2019

The Collaborative Director

Published by Routledge Press, a comprehensive film book about directorial aesthetics and collaboration techniques. Available for pre-order on Amazon.

Takoudes has written a refreshing and insightful text that dispels the myth that films are made by a single auteur.” —Ron Schildknecht, Filmmaker and Professor, Spalding University, Kentucky

A must-read for any director who needs to collaborate with others to make their film… in other words, all directors must read this book.” —Ted Wilkes, Lecturer in Screenwriting, Regent’s University, London


released in 2015

When We Wuz Famous

Young adult novel published by Henry Holt & Co. / Macmillan Publishers. A group of East Harlem teenagers wrestle with their sense of identity when one of their own escapes the city for life in boarding school. Available from Amazon.

Intense and determinedly realistic, this story will leave a lasting impression on readers.” —Publishers Weekly

  • American Library Association Pick

  • Winner of the Muriel Becker Award, The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English

  • Junior Library Guild Selection