Andrew has built a reputation on communicating ideas in an original, innovative and entertaining way. Whatever the budget, whatever the format, whatever the challenges, he will create something memorable.
Andrew started off as a cartoonist for Australian society magazine, completed a degree in Graphic communications at Swinburne Uni, then had a successful run as a senior art director in advertising, went back to Swinburne to complete a post grad in film and television, made two controversal films: High Noon (banned) and Bumps. Worked for the children television workshop as a writer, took up an offer as a film maker with Walpiri media and lived in Kintore (300 km west of Alice springs) with the Walpiri and Pintubi tribes.
There he established the first Outback indigenous film festival 96 which was a huge success, bringing together many tribes from around Australia for a three day weekend of films and live music.
Travelled to Vietnam filming for Oxfam, then kept travelling as a director/interviewer for MacQuarie Bank and CSL whom were taking on the world at that time.
Back in Oz he created the look for the relaunch of Holden's new Monaro and began a successful period of directing commercials, corporates, training and museum films. From there he concentrated on Museum work and created films for the body exhibition for the Melbourne Museum. And wrote, produced and directed a mini feature film for the Polly Woodside Museum. Also created a beautiful short film for the Gudjidimarra people screening at their visitors center in Heywood, Portland and a multi screen film based on the life of Alfred Deakin for Deakin University in Geelong.
2012 THE POLLY WOODSIDE FILM has just won a significant national award at the Museums Australia 2012 MAGNA Awards in Adelaide for Best Permanent Exhibition. http://www.museumsaustralia.org.au/site/magna2012_winners.php
2005 GOLD MEDAL for Samsung The National Cinematographer Awards
2005 GOLD MEDAL for Samsung The Australian Cinematographer Awards
2004 GOLD MEDAL for Monaro program. The Australasian Video Awards
1992 BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD for Bumps. The St Kilda Film Festival
1991 MOST INNOVATIVE AWARD for Bumps. The V.C.A. Film Awards.
1987 GOLD AWARD for Hertz video The New York Multi Media Awards.
1987 SILVER AWARD for Bolle Sunglasses video. The London Multi Media Awards.