Rocky Collins

Rocky Collins Director of Production

As Head of Production and Executive Producer at Vulcan Productions, Rocky Collins works on a range of projects that use storytelling to entertain, educate, and promote change. He helped create and guide the 20-part We the Voters digital series; the 6-part documentary series Ocean Warriors; the feature documentary Chasing the Thunder; the 60-minute science doc, Mind of a Giant; a primetime live special, USS Indianapolis Live: From the Deep; and the soon-to-be-released feature docs The Cold Blue and Ghost Fleet. Before joining Vulcan, Rocky was Executive Producer at Science Channel where he oversaw many highly-rated and award-winning series, such as Prophets of Science Fiction, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Dark Matters: Twisted but True, Stuff You Should Know, How the Earth Works, Alien Encounters, Race to Escape, and the feature drama The Challenger Disaster starring William Hurt, Bruce Greenwood and Brian Dennehy.

Before Science, Rocky was VP of Development for Lone Wolf Documentary Group (Mercy Street and many more) helping to put this small company on Realscreen’s “Global 100” list of factual producers.

For 9 years, Rocky was president of Elevator Pictures, a NY production company that produced numerous television specials, commercials, and industrials, as well as six fiction and non-fiction theatrical features by such up-and-coming directors as Bennett Miller, Richard Shepherd, John Walter, and Thom Powers.

Rocky brings decades of experience working in every genre. He has produced, directed, edited, and written dozens of documentaries for PBS, National Geographic, History, and Discovery. He has produced social issue documentaries for HBO. He was writer and producer of Bioterror for NOVA, which won an Emmy for coverage of a breaking news story. He was Executive Producer of How to Draw a Bunny, a feature doc about artist Ray Johnson that won a special jury prize at Sundance. He has produced award-winning short subjects for fX, and biographies for Lifetime and TLC. And he directed many segments of the Peabody-winning series Egg the Arts Show.

Rocky also wrote and directed the black comedy feature film Pants on Fire, which was distributed theatrically in 20 cities and won top awards at several festivals. He has sold fiction screenplays to top Hollywood producers. He taught creative screenwriting for five years at Wesleyan University.