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WORDS CANNOT TELL YOU HOW I MADE THE MOUNTAINS ANY MORE THAN I CAN DRINK THE OCEAN WITH A FORK.

– ALAN WATTS, THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

RHYMED CHEETOS WITH FRITOS AND DORITOS LMAO I'M DEAD.

– YT COMMENT ON MADVILLAIN ‘ACCORDION’

DIRECTOR / IMAGE-MAKER.

I GREW UP A FISH OUT OF WATER, DEEP BROOKLYN ROOTS ON THE SANDY COASTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. IN RETROSPECT, THIS PRIMED ME FOR BEING A VISUAL THINKER, SENSITIVE TO CULTURE AND CONTEXT.

I FOUND EXPRESSION THROUGH MUSIC, MAKING MIX TAPES WITH THE PAUSE BUTTON ON MY CASSETTE DECK AND SAVING MY LUNCH MONEY FOR A DJ MIXER. A CHANCE MEETING WITH ERIC ‘EAZY-E’ WRIGHT AT A GARDENA SWAP MEET BROUGHT ME INTO THE NASCENT WORLD OF NWA.

MY LATER COLLABORATIONS WERE EQUALLY VARIED. BUT I THINK THERE WAS A COMMONALITY: I’VE BEEN (MOSTLY) LUCKY ENOUGH TO CREATE AND MAKE WORK WITH PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE ME.

A FEW THAT COME TO MIND: THE BEASTIE BOYS’ GRAND ROYAL RECORDS WHILE STUDYING AT UCLA, DJ SHADOW AND CUT CHEMIST’S SEMINAL BRAINFREEZE AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT TOURS, A TRIBECA-SCREENED DOCUMENTARY WITH AHMIR ‘QUESTLOVE’ THOMPSON, SEVEN MUSIC VIDEOS AND TWO ALBUM COVERS (INCLUDING J DILLA’S DONUTS) FOR STONES THROW RECORDS, A COMEDY SERIES ABOUT FOOD AND COCAINE WITH RANDALL PARK, FOUR YEARS ON THE ROSTER OF GEORGE BERMANN’S PARTIZAN ENTERTAINMENT, FILMS AND PHOTOS WITH MULTI-HYPHENATE SAUL WILLIAMS, CHARLIE WINSTON’S PLATINUM-SELLING RUNNING STILL, AN EPISODE OF KATIE MALIA’S ALMOST ASIAN, FILMS WITH BRIAN ALLEN SIMON’S ANENON PROJECT FOR APPLE MUSIC.

TODAY, I AM DRIVEN TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF STORYTELLING AND TO CAPTURE THE BEAUTIFUL AND EXTRAORDINARY IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS. ALWAYS THROUGH CREATIVE COLLABORATION, SOMETIMES WITH INDIVIDUALS AND BRANDS, AND SOMETIMES JUST BECAUSE.

I’M PRESENTLY WORKING ON MY FIRST FEATURE FILM AND DIRECTING COMMERCIALS BETWEEN PERSONAL PROJECTS.

THIS SITE SHOWS JUST A SMALL SELECTION OF MY WORK. PLEASE ASK FOR MORE SHOULD YOU FEEL SO INCLINED.

YOU CAN READ WHAT PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO SAY HERE, HERE AND HERE. AND ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES WITH MF DOOM HERE.

LOVE,

ANDREW

 

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