2014 THE HEART OF COUNTRY a 90 minute film that leads off the BBC4 Country Music season. An 'inside' history of Music Ciy featuring many of its top stars, from Dolly Parton to Willie Nelson.
2013 KEY TO THE HIGHWAY, the remarkable story of Blues legend Big Bill Broonzy. One hour, for BBC TV. With: Keith Richards, Ray Davies, Pete Seeger
2013 VOICE OF AFRICA A one hour biography of the great Senegalese singer/politician, Youssou N'Dour. For BBC 4 TV
2012 SOUL AMBASSADOR - THE OTIS REDDING STORY for BBC TV. The first TV bigraphy of Otis and the untold story surrounding his trip to the UK. Including his close family and the many great musicians who heard him
2012 PATH OF PEARLS A one hour live musical extravaganza, with international cast and musicians, shot multi-camera in the Gulf.
2011 CARLOS SANTANA: ANGELS AND DEMONS 75 minutes. An intimate and very candid biography of the legendary guitarist/composer. First shown on BBC4 in May.
2010/11 Jeremy made the celebratory 90 minute REGGAE BRITANNIA for BBC4. Telling the story of how Reggae developed in the UK, it was accompanied by a live show at The Barbican theatre.
2010: Jeremy produced and directed both the 45 minute BBC2 tribute to Malcolm McLaren, called ARTFUL DODGER and the one hour film ELVIS IN VEGAS, about the struggle for power and control between Elvis and Colonel Parker, for BBC4.
In 2009 Jeremy series-produced the major BBC TV/WGBH four hour series LATIN MUSIC USA, an epic story of Latin migrations told through music: from the Mambo Kings to Salsa to Latin Pop and featuring many top artists. Jeremy directed the episode on SALSA.
In 2007, Jeremy series-produced and part-directed SOUL BRITANNIA, a prestigious three hour music series for BBC TV, featuring such artists as Van Morrison, Tom Jones and Elton John.
He produced/directed REIGNING IN HELL, a one hour investigation into America's most feared prison gang, for Channel 4 and Court TV (USA).
PHIL SPECTOR'S DEMONS, Jeremy's one hour psychological biography of the reclusive producer, was first shown on Channel 4 in October 2007. Also in 2007, Jeremy completed a one hour film with rapper JAY-Z about his early life as a street dealer: REASONABLE DOUBT, for Classic Albums on BBC2, VH1 and as a DVD.
For BBC and PBS American Masters, he recently produced and directed WHAT'S GOING ON? an intimate one hour biography of Marvin Gaye; described by The Times as the music film all others should be judged by".Jeremy recently completed SOUL SURVIVOR - THE JAMES BROWN STORY, a 90 min. biography for Channel 4, PBS 'American Masters' and Universal DVD, which shared a series Emmy.
In 2004 Jeremy also directed 2 one-hour episodes of the Channel 4 series THE VOICE (featuring artists from Pavarotti to Bono to Brian Wilson), which explores the human voice and its greatest exponents.
Jeremy simultaneously completed the 60 minute MEMPHIS MAFIA biography of Elvis Presley through the eyes of his entourage, for BBC 1.
His Grammy Nominated (2003) 90 minute Bob Marley biography REBEL MUSIC for Channel 4 and PBS 'American Masters' also won the American Cine Golden Eagle.
Jeremy also directed the first part of the BAFTA nominated (2002) BBC series WALK ON BY which explored the music of early immigrants to the U.S. This won the major music documentary award at the 2002 Montreux Film Festival.
Jeremy wrote the screenplay for the feature film LADYBOYS, commissioned by Scala Films. A crime movie based on Jeremy's award-winning documentary LADYBOYS, shown on Channel 4 and around the world, which opened the San Francisco Festival.
Jeremy recently completed the Classic Albums film and DVD ELVIS PRESLEY for Isis Productions and the ITV network, featuring Sam Phillips, Keith Richards and others.
Jeremy wrote, directed and produced the award-winning 90 minute Special for HBO and Channel 4 called THE CAPEMAN, based on the infamous Broadway musical; and directed four other films in the Classic Albums series: on Paul Simon's GRACELAND and on The Grateful Dead's ANTHEM TO BEAUTY, both for BBC; Bob Marley's CATCH A FIRE, and Phil Collins' FACE VALUE for ITV. All released on DVD.
At the same time, he made the intimate music film BAJOUROU about musicians in Mali, Africa, for BBC2 and his one-hour Equinox BIOTERROR, for The Discovery Channel and Channel 4, was a film that foresaw a terrorist attack on New York.
Jeremy produced and directed the major eight-hour Channel 4 series CHASING RAINBOWS, which was a part-dramatised story of British popular music; and the 3 part series NATURE OF MUSIC (Channel 4) about ritual and music around the world, from Bali to Brazil, and featuring Beyreuth Opera House's new Ring Cycle.
Jeremy also produced and directed the film FORBIDDEN IMAGE, about the Indian erotic arts, with an original score by Ravi Shankar, for ITV.
Jeremy's four hour Channel 4 series about musical improvisation around the world, ON THE EDGE, was preceded by BEATS OF THE HEART a 14 hour, multi-award-winning series on world music that was networked several times on British television, accompanied by Jeremy's book of the same name and 14 videos/DVDs. The films include 'Roots, Rock, Reggae' (Jamaican music) and 'Rhythm of Resistance' on black music as resistance to apartheid in South Africa. These are now being digitally re-mastered and re-released by Digital Classics.
Jeremy produced and directed several BBC Under The Sun films including the part-dramatised ENEMIES OF SILENCE set in Mexico, SPIRITS OF DEFIANCE about mythical 'cannibals' in Zaire, and the LEFT-HANDED MAN OF MADAGASCAR which won the New York Film Festival Award. Jeremy was also a director on the part-dramatised NAUTILUS SERIES on deep sea exploration and imagination, for BBC 2.
Jeremy's BBC Arena film GRATEFUL AND THE DEAD (about the Grateful Dead secretly funding British classical composers) won the US International Film Festival Award, shortly after which he made the controversial Channel 4 Witness programme on DECEPTION.
With writer Gerald Durrell, he produced and directed the 12-part animal communication series OURSELVES AND OTHER ANIMALS (for Channel 4 and CBC). Jeremy has also made several South Bank Shows for ITV, including the Golden Harp winner on SALSA MUSIC, profiles of HERBERT VON KARAJAN and CLAUDIO ABBADO (for ITV/Granada International), and the popular WEDDING DAY series for LWT. Also the three hour history series on WORLD LEADERS.
Jeremy has made two acclaimed cinema films on the Japanese martial arts, called WAY OF THE SWORD and SOUL OF THE SAMURAI. He has been developing, with the European Media Club, new approaches to interactive programming, and has provided programming and personal workshops, for the innovative Experience Music Project in Seattle, USA
He has run director courses for the National Film School, sat on the advisory boards for the National Sound Archive and the Arts Council, has broadcast widely on BBC radio, has written for The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, New York Post and The Independent. Jeremy Marre was the subject of the weekly 'Arts Feature' of the New York Times following the publication of his last book, and had Retrospectives of his music films at the Florence Film Festival and on Channel 4.