Artist Bio

Founder and president of Open Eye Pictures, Andy serves as the company's Executive Director and Senior Producer. A multi-award winning, Oscar shortlisted filmmaker, Andy received a BA in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University, and an MA in visual anthropology from the University of Southern California where he also studied at the School of Cinema. Andy’s approach emphasizes the photographic image as a way to bridge disparate parts, peoples and ideas. His films have been shown on HBO, PBS, CBC, the Showtime Networks, and in theaters and film festivals worldwide. A recipient of a Pew Charitable Trust Fellowship in Dance/Media, he is the two-time Grand Prize recipient at the Dance on Camera Film Festival. He has received numerous foundation grants, including the California Council for the Humanities, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Laurance Rockefeller Foundation, the Columbia Foundation, the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Educational Foundation of America. Andy has been recognized by the Northern California Marin Arts Council as Outstanding Artist, and by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with honors for Outstanding Documentary Achievement. In addition to making films, he also lectures on photography in universities and workshops worldwide.