Cristhian Andrews is an American Award-Winning Film Producer, Director, Editor, Colorist, GRAMMY® Nominated and B.M.I affiliated Film Composer, Conspiracy Theorist, Political Activist and Founder of Audacity Innovative.
“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.”
-- Cristhian Andrews
Cristhian Andrews is an American film and theater director, screenwriter, film composer and film editor. In 2015, his film "Najmia" based on a true story of the last days of a Yemeni 12 year old child bride before undergoing labor, was an official selection at Berlin Interfilm Film Festival competing against 2016 Oscar-nominated film "Shok" and BAFTA nominated film "Samuel-613". In 2014, his film, "Before We Lose" inspired by Chernobyl Health Effects in Turkey, competed for a "Light in Motion" award in Ireland's Foyle Film Festival against both Oscar-nominated film "Parvaneh" and Oscar-Nominated & Bafta Winning film "Boogaloo and Graham".
After touring and performing at the white house WITH WYNTON MARSALIS for Michelle Obama, he began work as producer and composer to Travolta Cooper's film “The Black Moses.” The film premiered at March du Film and International Village Market in Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. It examines the Moses mythology as it was manifested through the life and times of the first prime minister of The Bahamas. It stars Dennis Haysbert, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young,, Sir Sidney Poitier former South African President Thabo Mbeki (for Nelson Mandela) former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and former Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson. It closed the Bahamas International Film Festival as Tom Hooper's The King's Speech did in 2010. As a result, The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Michael Jackson Foundation premiered the film.The Black Moses acquired distribution in Cannes Film Festival.
Over the past three years, Andrews has directed a number of films including “One Second Changes Everything”, “Najmia”, “The Poem of A Memory”, “In the Life of a Child” and “Atrocitas”. The films directed by Cristhian Andrews have screened and continue to screen at numerous national and international film festivals including Ankara International Film Festival (Turkey), FARCUME Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Faro (Portugal), Shortcutz Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Qabila Film Festival (Egypt), AS Film Festival (Italy), Regina International Film Festival (Canada), Vasteras Film Festival (Sweden), Interfilm Berlin (Germany), Forum in Law, Society and Culture/FOLCS (USA), Charleston International Film Festival (USA), Miami International Film Festival (USA), Alexandria Film Festival (USA), Anchorage International Film Festival (USA) and Trinity International Film Festival (USA).
He also co-produced, composed and orchestrated Habeeb Lawal's “Veil of Silence”. The film highlights the new law that prohibits same-sex marriage in Nigeria. The bill was signed in early January and states that those who support gay rights or fail to report someone they know to be gay will be imprisoned. It premiered at BFI London Flare, Amnesty International film festival in Toronto, the Foreign Ministry of Germany, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Germany) Leeds Queer Film Festival in Leeds, United Kingdom,Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto, Melbourne Queer Film Festival in Australia and at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations office in New York City.
Andrews attended the New School University in New York City andcontinues to work on several films currently in development. He speaks french and spanish and holds a VFR Private Pilot license.