Executive Producer, Director and Cameraman
Andrew's documentaries for AGB Films and freelance work for the BBC, CH4, PBS, DISCOVERY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and ANIMAL PLANET, have WON 23 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, including EMMY, GRIERSON, JACKSON HOLE, WILDSCREEN and ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS.
Other landmark documentary series that he has series produced - or produced, directed and filmed - have received numerous BAFTA, GRIERSON, EMMY and ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARDS and NOMINATIONS.
Andrew has worked on a diverse range of BBC1 and BBC2 landmark music documentary series including “The Seven Ages of Rock”, Rose D'or nomination, BAFTA nomination: Best Sound, “Walk On By: The Story of Popular Song”, BAFTA nomination (Huw Wheldon Award for Specialist Factual) and “Lost Highway: The Story of Country Music”. Andrew directed the observational documentary, “Glastonbury Man” for BBC2.
His documentary, “Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat”, won many awards including EMMY AWARD: Best Cinematography, GRIERSON AWARD: Best Science and Nature, ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD: Lighting Photography, JACKSON HOLE KODAK AWARD: Cinematography: INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL: Best Wildlife Film and a WILDSCREEN PANDA AWARD for Best Music. “Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat” was EMMY AWARD nominated for Best Music and WILDSCREEN nominated for the Panasonic Award for Cinematography.
Other BBC Natural Worlds (BBC NHU / BBC WORLDWIDE/ PBS / DISCOVERY/ NAT GEO) include “Earth Pilgrim”, WILDSCREEN AWARD WINNER: Kodak Award for Cinematography, “The Wild Places of Essex”, written and presented by Robert Macfarlane and praised by Phil Hogan in his Observer Review of the Year, as “a flawless, poetic film". WILDSCREEN AWARD, Best Editing.
Andrew executive produced and directed “Panda Makers”, narrated by David Attenborough. INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS: Special Dury Award, Best Script, Best Conservation Film and Best Narration.
He co-directed (with Tom Mustill) and filmed “Kangaroo Dundee”; a big-rating, returnable series for BBC2, BBC Worldwide, Animal Planet and laterally, National Geographic. JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FIM FESTIVAL AWARD: Best People and Animals. GRIERSON AWARD nomination: Best Science and Natural History, x2 INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS: Best Music and Best Series.
Andrew directed 6x1 hours of the popular BBC2 series, “Ray Mears' Extreme Survival”, he co-directed Alan Titchmarsh's GRIERSON AWARD nominated and BAFTA nominated, “British Isles: A Natural History”. He was a sequence director on the 2x BAFTA WINNING BBC landmark, “The Human Planet”. Andrew produced and directed 2x1 hours for the BBC landmark drama reconstruction/CGI series, “Monsters We Met”, JACKSON HOLE AWARD: Best CGI/Animation; JACKSON HOLE WILDLIFE FILM FESTIVAL: Best Series nomination
ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY nomination: Best Graphic Design. INTERNATIONAL WILDLFE FILM FESTIVAL: Special Commendation for Photography.
Earlier in is career, he was a local news journalist and worked as a director on the the BAFTA AWARD WINNING “The Clothes Show” and “Top Gear”.
He has specialist knowledge of filming with indigenous peoples in remote environments such as Papua New Guinea, the Arctic, Mongolia, Skeleton Coast of Namibia, China, the jungles of Costa Rica, the streets of Lagos, Nigeria and the far Northern Territories of Australia. On a 52 foot yacht, he sailed on two return voyages to Antarctica, to film and produce two AGB Films’ documentaries, both with the same title, “Penguin Post Office”, for the BBC Natural History Unit and CBBC. The first film was for the BBC NHU, narrated by David Attenborough and the second documentary for CBBC, directed by Ruth Peacy, was about Andrew’s wife and daughter’s experience of making a wildlife film in Antarctica. WILDSCREEN AWARD nomination: Best Children’s Film.
Andrew filmed and directed the CHANNEL 4 and PBS 90 minute special, “The Great Polar Bear Feast” , GRIERSON AWARD Short-listed: Best Science and Nature; as well as directing CHANNEL 4’s innovative 90 minute special, “The Elephant: Life After Death”. He spent four months in Lagos, living and filming with a street gang on a garbage dump in the thick of Lagos whilst directing an observational documentary called “The Hyena Men”, WILDSCREEN AWARD nomination: Best People and Animals. He directed “Meerkats 3D” for Sky 3D channel and National Geographic. WILDSCREEN AWARD NOMINATION, BEST 3D Film.
He Executive produced for AGB Films, “Giraffe: Africa’s Gentle Giants”, narrated: David Attenborough, EMMY AWARD nomination: Best Wildlife Film 2017.
Andrew was on the panel of judges for Best Wildlife Film at THE GRIERSON AWARDS, 2017.