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Collin Souter graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a Film/Video degree. He is currently actively involved with the Chicago Critics Film Festival as the Short Films Programmer while also writing a monthly column for called Short Films In Focus. He also cohosts the podcast Christmas Movies Actually (with Kerry Finegan). 

Collin set about making his first documentary, Meet the Monkeys, in 2003. The film chronicled a year in the life of an educational theater group in Chicago called Barrel of Monkeys (now known as Playmakers Laboratory), who teach a creative writing and theater workshop in inner city schools. Collin followed it up with the documentary Break-Up Date, an examination of what it means to be single in our culture (circa, 2008). The film went on to be screened at the Lake County Film Festival, the Rt. 66 Film Festival, the Naperville Independent Film Festival, the London Independent Film Festival and the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival. The film also enjoyed a week-long run at Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center in the summer of 2009. His short films, March April, Folktale and Meaningful Gestures also enjoyed successful festival runs in 2011-2014.

Collin has recently obtained a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Northeastern Illinois University.

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