“Dealing with real life will always be more challenging and inspirational than anything any actor can bring you.”

Andi Reiss is an independent artist/filmmaker. His documentary films, photographs and art installations aim to focus on documentary realism and social commentary with a distinctive experimental style, highlighting issues of controversy and distant voice. His screenplays and drama work aims to entertain. His commercial work aims to innovate and earn.

Essentially his work aims to explore how people are fugatives of lived time, within the context of being in the world, and yet somehow not of it.

As a producer, a director, writer, self-shooter, editor and colourist, photographer, media artist, video painter, cartoonist and university lecturer, his work challenges the constraints and conventions of spectatorship and chronicles an emotive connection between people and their relationship to the worlds and scenarios they inhabit. It spans film, installation, graphics and performance, employing a range of methodologies in media.

Over twenty years of working independently Reiss has won some international festival awards and has gained experience of most film-making situations, producing many varied types of content from live events, digital videos, long-form observational documentary, short and very short films, to a 90 minute feature and multi-channel video installation, or video variants.

He has a Master of Arts with Distinction in 21st Century Media Practice, and outside of professional activities, his interests include trampolining, bubblewrap, Avril Lavigne’s underrated latter work and stone-skipping.