In the last 15 years alone Andrew has worked on a wide range of powerfully told, well received films. In 2000, working with director Aviva Zeigler, Andrew cut ‘Facing The Demons’ a moving story of restorative justice, which aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, won a Logie and the United Nations Peace Award for TV Documentary in 2000. This was followed by the internationally acclaimed, Australian Film Industry (AFI) award-winning, ‘Wedding In Ramallah’; and ‘Fine Line’, the six-part SBS series with acclaimed journalist Ellen Fanning examining journalistic ethics. In 2003 Andrew was co-recipient of an AFI award for Best Achievement in Editing a non-feature film for ‘Painting with Light in a Dark World’.
No stranger to his collaborations appearing on the festival circuit, Andrew cut ’Hurley – The Man who made History’ an ABC/BBC co-production which screened at the 2006 Sydney International Film Festival; ‘Secrets of the Jury Room’ for SBS which screened at the Sydney International Film Festival 2004; ‘Hired Assassins – Political Cartooning in Australia’, which aired on ABC and also screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2003.
Following an approach from the South Australian Film Corporation in 2004 Andrew mentored several young Australian film makers Sophie Hyde, Bryan Mason, Matt Bate and Kim Mavromatis. ‘Sacred Ground’ the project which Andrew mentored for Kim Mavramatis went on to win the Global Green Indigenous Film Festival Grand Prize (Special Jury Selection Award) at Santa Fe, New Mexico, in April 2008 as well as the Special Jury Prize of the Pacific International Doco Film Festival (FIFO Tahiti) in February 2008. In 2006 Andrew travelled to Utah to participate in the Sundance Edit Labs in his role as editor on ’Kidnapped!’, a one hour documentary on the random abduction of Japanese citizens by the North Korean government.
In 2008 Andrew was awarded his first Ellie, the Australian Screen Editors award, for Best Editing of a Documentary for ‘The Cars That Ate China’. In 2010 he received his second Ellie for Best Editing in a Documentary for his work on ‘My Asian Heart’ directed by David Bradbury. The film premiered at the Sydney International Film Festival in 2009 and also screened at the Melbourne and Brisbane Film Festivals.
Andrew’s recent credits include ‘Fairweather Man’, an examination of the life and work of renowned Australian artist Ian Fairweather for ABC with director Aviva Zeigler, who won the 2010 NSW Premier’s Award for Scriptwriting 2010.
In 2011 Andrew cut ‘The Secret History of Eurovision’, an eleven country co-production that aired in the UK, Europe and Australia and ‘Divorce Aussie Islamic Way’ directed by Jenifer Crone, for the ABC’s Compass program.
In 2012 Andrew spent three weeks in Brooklyn with directors Saralena Weinfield & Jonathan Stack developing a rough cut of ‘The Vasectomist’ for Australian production house Smith & Nasht before returning to Australia to finish the film. In 2014 he was again working with director David Bradbury, this time in Hanoi where they cut Bradbury’s moving documentary on Vietnam veterans ‘The Crater’. This was followed in 2015 by a three part series on Australia’s war in Afghanistan, working with Victoria Midwinter Pitt, due to be screened on the ABC early in 2016.
As well as on the film documentary on the making of The Baulkham Hills Ladies Troupe, Andrew is currently working with director Trevor Graham on Monsieur Mayonnaise, a stylish tribute to Melbourne’s famously creative Mora family told by their son Phillipe.