In nearly 20 years as writer/director, Todd Jarrell has published/produced television & radio and print features from over 40 countries, on seven continents, and four oceans. Jarrell’s stories run a spectrum of art, culture, and social issues, building well-researched concepts into ratings-worthy programming. The majority of Jarrell’s nationally released work in television has focused on the cultural and artistic lives of the people of Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland region: the TREE SAFARI series (PBS), DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (APT), TUBA U:Basso Profundo (PBS), and the award-winning Americans/Roots live concert series BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND (PBS), now in it’s fifth season. Through these stories, millions of viewers in the USA and Canada have seen the true cultural diversity that is the Upper Cumberland.
Recognition for Jarrell’s work includes nine EMMYS earned in multiple categories, CINE Golden Eagles, TELLYS, PRNDIs, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the PASS Award, the Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award and many more.