Andrew Neel is an award-winning filmmaker, who has directed four feature-length documentaries. He just wrapped his first fictional feature film.
His most recent documentary, NEW WORLD ORDER premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in 2009 and became the most successful IFC documentary in history with record breaking VOD numbers. His first film, DARKON, won the audience award at the South By Southwest Film Festival in 2006 and was distributed by IFC. Brad Pitt’s company Plan B Entertainment, with Paramount, optioned the rights to a feature film based on the documentary and the script penned by John Hodgman was on the Black List in 2008, one of the hottest unproduced screenplays of that year.
Andrew’s second film, ALICE NEEL, won the Audience Award at the New Port Beach Film Festival. Variety called it “…an uncommonly rich work of cinematic portraiture.” ALICE NEEL was acquired by Arthouse Films and aired on the Sundance Channel. His third film, THE FEATURE, premiered at the 2009 Berlinale and won the New Visions Award at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. MoMA acquired the film for their permanent collection and it was chosen by the editors of Film Comment as one of the best films of the decade (Final Cut 2009). Andrew just completed his first fictional feature KING KELLY starring Louisa Krause.
He holds a BA from Columbia University and lives in NY where he runs his film production company Seethink Films.