Todd holds an MFA degree in Film Production from Boston University. In The Tradition of My Family is his graduate thesis film. He received a merit scholarship from B.U. for his outstanding work, and was a teaching assistant for four semesters of the course 'Directing the Theatrical and Television Film.' He was named runner-up for The Most Promising New England Filmmaker award at the 2006 Boston Underground Film Festival. Todd also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has taught undergraduate 16mm Film Production at both Curry College and Fitchburg State College, and graduate-level digital editing at Boston University. Todd also taught screenwriting at Curry College, and is currently teaching Film Production: The RED Camera at Curry.