A native of Oakdale, Minnesota, Andrew discovered his passion for filmmaking from an early age, taking classes at the local public access station and often spending countless hours making videos for his high school courses in lieu of short papers or reports. At the age of 16, Andrew reached out to the Minnesota Film Board and convinced two feature films that were being made locally to let him intern for them during production. He worked on Kevin Smith’s Mallrats, and D3: The Mighty Ducks before he even had his driver’s license (much to his parents’ chagrin).
During the summer between his junior and senior year of high school he attended the prestigious USC Summer Production Workshop, managing to get kicked off the Universal Studios lot after attempting to sneak into Dreamworks for a peek. While still in college, Andrew worked as the assistant to the director on the New Line Cinema feature film Sugar & Spice, juggling his college courses and a full-time production and post-production schedule.
Since graduating with a degree in film production from Chapman University, Andrew has worked as a director, editor and producer on various types of projects, recently directing the independent feature BFFs, starring Sean Maher (Serenity, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing), Larisa Oleynik (10 Things I Hate About You), Pat Carroll (The Little Mermaid), Molly Hagan (Election), Sigrid Thornton (The Man from Snowy River), Richard Moll (Night Court, But I’m a Cheerleader), Eric Lively (American Pie), and Jenny O’Hara (Mystic River), as well as award winning shorts and commercials. He is currently developing material for several platforms.
Breaking Bad Sadness
Law & Order, Lesbian Intent: The Musical
A Slightly Exaggerated Reenactment of an Actual Voicemail I Left for Tim Gunn
Jessica and Hunter: DUI
Jessica and Hunter: Acting Class
Wake Up, It’s Tuesday
Stephen Tobolowsky’s Birthday Party
Director (Segment: Christmas is Ruined)
Director, Producer, Editor
** 2011 Slamdance Film Festival Theatrical Offer Award
2011 Provincetown Film Festival Audience Award, Best Short Film
2011 Maui Film Festival Audience Award, Best Short Film
2011 USA Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, Short Film