Andrew Young is an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated director, cinematographer, writer, and producer based in New York City. He has had a distinguished career making impactful, cutting-edge character-based films for clients such as HBO, National Geographic, NBC, PBS, and the BBC. His films have garnered multiple Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Science Programing, five awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including the Filmmaker’s Trophy and the Grand Jury Prize, and The Roger Ebert Award.
Past film highlights include Children of Fate, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Feature Documentary and also received the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Lives in Hazard, which received a Director’s Guild of America nomination and premiered on prime time NBC with an introduction by President Bill Clinton; and Americanos, featuring Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, and other inspiring Latinos, which aired on HBO and won Best Documentary at the Alma Awards.
Young is also an award-winning cinematographer who, apart from his two honors at the Giant Screen Cinema Awards, is one of the few to receive the Excellence in Cinematography Award at Sundance three times, as well as an Emmy Award and three Emmy nominations for cinematography, and the Cinematography Prize at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.