“Dealing with real life will always be more challenging and inspirational than anything any actor can bring you.”
Andi Reiss is an independent filmmaker; self shooting producer/director/editor, journalist, video ethnographer and video artist with over ten years experience making programmes ranging from observational documentaries to films on art, music, architecture and current affairs. He is based in Oxford, UK and New York City.
He made up for his lack of good grades at school by drawing pictures, writing stories and making films. Then, at around the age of 18, he was lucky enough to go to RWCMD where he made up for his lack of interest in musicals by drawing pictures, writing stories and making films.
His documentary films, photographs and art installations aim to focus on 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. He has won some international festival awards and 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.
Andi has also taught filmmaking at SAE, Bucks New University and The London Academy, and currently runs an online resource that helps filmmakers create sustainable careers through online workshops and a video podcast interviews with filmmakers, distributors, and funders. He has taught personal finance workshops for five years, focussing particularly on breaking down intimidating concepts into small, manageable, bit-sized lessons that incorporate hands-on activities.
He holds an MA (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.