After graduating from Brigham Young University in Theater and Media Arts (2011), A. Todd's thesis short film Mr. Bellpond was recognized by the National Emmy Foundation's College Television Awards winning First Place Comedy and Best Director (2012). It was awarded Regional Winner and went on to be a finalist at the Student Academy Awards (Student Oscars) the same year. Mr. Bellpond received over 17 awards and screened at dozens of festivals around the world.
A. Todd is fluent in Khmer and has lived in Cambodia for stretches of time over the last decade filming documentaries such as Still I Strive (2012), River of Victory (2011), and Finding Sang Ly (2013). A. Todd co-wrote, co-directed, and edited Still I Strive, which premiered at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea (2012). After Still I Strive's New York City premiere, the film received outstanding reviews in the New York Times, Variety, and The Village Voice.
In 2014 he spent much of the year traveling internationally co-directing a grand scale social documentary about health and science tentatively called In Search of Balance. It is slated for a late 2015 release.
A. Todd is a founding member of Bellpond Films, a production company specializing in feature films, reality shows, and commercials. Shortly after the company was created, Bellpond Films launched their YouTube channel with a video called Clash of Clans: Live Action Trailer (21 million views, to date). Additionally, the company has had clients such as HBO, Discovery Channel, and Fox Sports, and has a reality show and a number of films in development. In association with Bellpond Films, A. Todd will direct his next feature film later this year.
Aside from filmmaking, A. Todd is a hobbyist musician and consequently, a bit of an accidental rockstar in Cambodia.