Jeremy Marre is a television director, writer and producer who founded Harcourt Films and has worked extensively around the world. Many of his films are on musical subjects. His reputation was made with the Beats of the Heart series, which introduced elements of what is now called world music, and its performers, to the Western world. The New York Times said of the series: "It can make your jaw drop regularly with astonishment." He has run director courses for the National Film School, sat on the advisory boards for the British Library Sound Archive and the Arts Council of England, has broadcast widely on BBC radio, has written for The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, New York Post and The Independent. In 2000, The Times said of him: "Marre has an extraordinary track record over the years", and in 2011, previewing his latest music films, the Daily Telegraph wrote: "Marre's credentials are impeccable."
There have been retrospectives of his music films at the Florence Film Festival and on Channel 4.
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