Andy Lawless is a 30 year veteran of theater, film and television production. His professional career began in San Francisco at (Colossal) Pictures where he worked as a Camera and Lighting Technician on Brams Stoker’s Dracula, the Wim Wenders film, Until the End of the World, and various MTV Top of the Hour spots. Andy served as an Assistant Camera Operator and Lighting Technician on Disney’s animated feature James and the Giant Peach. Other credits include Assistant Camera Operator on Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, and Shoot Supervisor for animation on Wes Anderson’s film The Life Aquatic: With Steve Zissou.

With the intention of pursuing engaging human interest stories, Andy started his own production company, Hipshot Productions in 1999. Through Hipshot he has garnered Telly Awards and had the opportunity to make documentary films on global health issues in South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Mozambique.