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After gaining a foundation in the basics of storytelling through developing award-winning, viral stop-motion animations with LEGO, Andy turned his sights towards live action projects after falling in love with the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien and their on-screen adaptations. During high school he took a number of classes, pursued freelance work, and was involved with several narrative projects including Unbridled (2017), "Juliana" (2017), "To Die For" (2016), and his own award-winning short, "After Yesterday" (2017).

Andy currently attends Biola University near Los Angeles to major in Cinema and Media Arts (with a concentration in Production), minor in Music (with an emphasis on violin performance), and study great books through the Torrey Honors Institute.

Since arriving at Biola he has delved headfirst into further developing his creative arsenal beyond his normal coursework by interning on the university's video team, joining dozens of other student projects, and organizing group activities and screenings. And, he is also producing and acting as 1st Assistant Director on the feature film Rubaru by Marco Zambrana that begins shooting in August, 2018.

 
 

Filmography

Bold for award-winning or specially recognized projects.

Cinematographer

  • "To Be Apart" - Short Film - 2018 - Josiah Productions

  • "The Music Student in It's Natural Habitat" - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University

  • "Flossing Duel" - Comedy Sketch - 2018 - Josiah Productions

  • "Juliana" - Short Film - 2017 - Sonorous Road Productions

  • "NCCMI: The Experience of Chamber Music" - Short Promotional Doc - 2017 - Josiah Productions

Editor

  • "To Be Apart" - Short Film - 2018 - Josiah Productions

  • "Flossing Duel" - Comedy Sketch - 2018 - Josiah Productions

  • "After Yesterday" - Short Film - 2017 - Josiah Productions

  • "Juliana" - Short Film - 2017 - Sonorous Road Productions

  • "NCCMI: The Experience of Chamber Music" - Short Promotional Doc - 2017 - Client: NCCMI

  • "Now and Then" - Short Film - 2017 - Heroes of the Cross

  • "The God Game: Behind the Scenes" - Short Doc - 2017 - Sonorous Road Productions

  • "The Box" - Animated Short - 2013 - Animato Studios

Camera Operator

  • "PayDay" - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University

  • "Dies Irae" - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University

  • "Beat" - Short Film - 2017 - Biola University

  • "The Space Between" - Short Film - 2017 - Draft Pro Post

  • Punk N Pie - Live Event - 2017 - Biola University

  • Christmas Tree Lighting - Live Event - 2017 - Biola University

Assistant Camera

  • "Just Us" - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University

Gaffer

  • "Apporia" - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University

  • "Deisgn" - Music Video - 2018 - Chris Hutton

Grip

  • "Last Summer" - Short Film - 2018 Biola University

  • "My Flower" - Short Film - 2017 - Biola University

Producer

  • Rubaru - Feature - 2019 - Meta-Narrative

Director/Writer/Producer

  • "A Piacere" - Short Film - 2018 - Josiah Productions

  • "To Be Apart" - Short Film - 2018 - Josiah Productions

  • "I Smell the Salt" - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University*

  • "Flossing Duel" - Comedy Sketch - 2018 - Josiah Productions

  • "After Yesterday" - Short Film - 2017 - Josiah Productions

  • "Verto" - Short Film - 2017 - Biola University**

  • "Valued Goods" - Short Film - 2017 - Draft Pro Post***

  • "Juliana" - Short Film - 2017 - Sonorous Road Productions

  • "NCCMI: The Experience of Chamber Music" - Short Promotional Doc - 2017 - Josiah Productions

  • "The Box" - Animated Short - 2013 - Animato Studios

Assistant Director

  • Rubaru - Feature - 2019 - Meta-Narrative

  • “Quiet Hours Enforced” - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University

  • “Avast: Life of a Pirate” - Short Film - 2018 - Biola University

  • "We're Moving!" - Promotional Short - 2017 - Sonorous Road Productions

Script Supervisor

  • "To Die For" - Short Film - 2016 - CHI Productions

Audio Technician (Boom Op & Sound Mixer)

  • "Midnight Sunset: Episode 1" - Web Series - 2018 - Dead Serious Comedy

Production Assistant

  • Unbridled - Feature - 2017 - Moving Visions Entertainment

 

*class project co-created with 3 other students / written by DJ Schaffer

**class project co-created with 3 other students

***no producer credit

 

-FEATURED CLIENTS-

For a selection of corporate pieces please refer to the Portfolio page.

 

-Related Experience-

Biola University Communications and Marketing Video Intern (2017-current)

Primarily shoot chapels or lectures and edit content for Open Biola. Regularly assist with interview shoots and promotional pieces for the school and cam op for live events. Often shoot on Sony EX1 and Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro cameras. Edit in Adobe Premiere.

Sonorous Road Theatre and Film Studio Film Instructor (2017-current)

Responsibilities vary from producing video content for the studio, lead and design curriculum for filmmaking camps, oversee after care, and run tech for live shows. Cameras and software most often used include Panasonic GH4s, FCPX, and Lightkey.

Biola University Conservatory of Music Recording Technician (2018-current)

Record and edit student, faculty, and guest concerts for the Biola University Conservatory.

Torrientation Seer and Video Producer (2018)

Responsible for the development and production of all video content created for the 2018 orientation for the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. Also act as a student leader ("Seer") for a cohort of incoming Freshmen to help welcome them to the life of Torrey.

Biola University School of Cinema and Media Arts Student Advisory Council (2018-2019)

Provide feedback, ideas, and discuss the health of the film department with faculty at the nomination of my fellow sophomore class.

Glenn County Interscholastic Film Festival Judge (2018)

Judged dozens of short films made by K-12 students for the GIFF Festival, an event designed to support young filmmakers in the rural, Californian agricultural country to create works of art on screen.

HARC Honors Chemistry TA/Video Producer (2016-2017)

Acted as teacher's assistant for honors-level Chemistry, Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology classes. Principal duties included assisting with and overseeing labs, grading, and even substitute teaching. Also got to shoot, produce, and edit videos for the HARC (Homeschool Academic Resource Center) website and bi-annual open houses. Other tasks included assisting setup for interviews and running lights, video, and sound during events. 

Animato Studios Artistic Director (2011-2014)

Self produced over 40 videos for Animato Studios, an award-winning LEGO stop-motion animation house with over 4.5 million views. Since the studio closed down the videos remain popular on YouTube and continue to amass thousands of views every week.

Sonorous Road Filmmaking Camp Intern (2015)

Received a special invitation to assist with a filmmaking camp during the summer of 2015 at Sonorous Road Productions.

 Short Film Production Class at Sonorous Road Productions (2015-2016)

Class curriculum covered every part of the filmmaking process including writing, planning, shooting, editing, and releasing a short film.   

SEEK Photography Class (2016)

Material covered included an overview of the the basic essentials of photography.

President, National Home School Honor Society, Pi Chapter (2016-2017)

While not technically film related, the office of President provided many opportunities to exercise leadership and skills necessary for producing a film. 

Lindalë String Quartet Musician and Co-Manager (2013-2017)

While also not directly film-related, experience with Lindalë provided great opportunities to learn about marketing, simple business finance, and working with other artists and clients. 

-Awards-

For directing or screenwriting credits unless otherwise specified.

Winner: Best Film: Glass Tulip Film Festival (After Yesterday) - Winner: Audience Choice: Screenings at Sonorous (After Yesterday) - Winner: Best Film: Screenings at Sonorous - Nominee: Best Picture: Biola Film Festival (A Piacere) - Nominee: Best Student Film: ENCFF 2017 (After Yesterday) - Semi-finalist: Biola University High School Screenwriting Contest (After Yesterday)

 

-CAMERAs-

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro, Canon C100, RED Epic, Dragon, and Weapon (limited), Panasonic GH series, Sony EX1, Canon 5D series

 

-Software-

Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop (limited), Final Draft 10, Celtx, Adobe Story, Lightkey (limited), QLab (limited), Slack, Google Drive, Microsoft Office Suite, StudioBinder, MovieMagic


Josiah Productions serves as the private production "company" of Andy Brewster to facilitate his creative ambitions in film, photography, the arranging of sheet music, and other forms of media.

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