ABOUT ANDREW

I grew up loving film.

 

Whether it was going to the cinema with friends or DVD nights in with the family, movies were always a great source of enjoyment and education for me. However, it wasn't until after college that I decided to pursue film properly. I originally studied Theoretical Physics in Trinity and went on to do a Masters in Strategic Management in UCD Smurfit Business School. It was during my masters that I wrote and directed my debut short film ‘Not with a Bang But a Whimper’, which screened at a few festivals around Ireland in 2015. It was an experience that taught me so much and gave me my first real taste of filmmaking. I immediately knew I wanted more.


After my masters, I took a job as a Strategic Planner in the advertising industry. It seemed like a good fit at the time - a mix of scientific analysis and creativity in the realm of storytelling. I did it for two years, but never quite felt passionate about the role, and was repeatedly drawn back to the idea of working in film.

It was then I got in touch with a few production companies in Dublin, who were kind enough to give me some work, and I began learning first hand what it takes to produce professional film, tv, and commercial advertising.

My second independent short film ‘Man to Man’ premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh, 2017 and was selected for festivals all around Ireland and even internationally, receiving an Audience Award at the Chicago Irish Film Festival as well as the O'Kalem Award for Best Short Film at the Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival. As of early 2020, I have just completed two new short films - 'Cut-throat' and 'Down The Road' - which are entering their festival run.

 

I am currently working freelance as a writer/director/editor, developing commercials and other film projects, while also writing a feature script, having won a literary bursary from the Arts Council. My background in production helps facilitate a complete service, from ideation to execution, and I'm delighted to be a regular collaborator with Ad Fuel, H2 Films, and BBDO Dublin, as well as Widescreen, Avondale Studios, and Promenade Post.

CONTACT

andrew@aw-stevenson.com

Tel: +353 86 370 8979

 

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