Contact
Email: andrew[at]ellis.film
Instagram: @ellisgram


Hi, my name is Andrew. I use filmmaking to help make the world more beautiful.

Through documentaries, narrative films, and commercials, I try to bring a poetic, compassionate look into the most pressing and complex social issues of our time. I've made films in 29 countries, and I love creating cinematic narratives in the most rugged of environments.

My films have been featured at Sundance, SXSW, CNN, The New York Times, The New York Times MagazineThe New Yorker, and TIME Magazine. In 2016, while working as the Director of Photography at MediaStorm, I was named “Multimedia Photographer of the Year” by Pictures of the Year International.

Next to filmmaking, my biggest passion is teaching. During most productions around the world, I mentor young filmmaker during the process. I love teaching on set, but I've also enjoyed teaching filmmaking at colleges such as NYU, Vassar, and Columbia.

Nomadique is an arts collective I co-founded which hosts monthly dinners and pop-up art exhibitions in Brooklyn.

HELIX is a video platform I also co-founded that's dedicated to creating and distributing dance on film.
 

Awards & Accolades

'Best of the Month,' from Vimeo Staff Picks, for "The Wild Inside”

Webby Award People's Voice WInner for Best Public Service and Activism,"The Deep Place", 2018

Clio Award, Cinematography for “The Deep Place, 2018

Addy Award, Best of Public Service, "The Deep Place", 2018

Telly Award, Best Social Issue Film, "The Deep Place," 2018

Telly Award, Best Cinematography, "The Deep Place," 2018

ADC Silver Award, Online Video, "The Deep Place", 2018

CINE Golden Eagle Award, "The Deep Place", 2018

Patagonia Film Festival, Best Cinematography, "The Deep Place," 2018

Best Short Film - "JONAH" San Francisco Dance Film Festival, 2018

Vimeo Staff Pick, "Jonah", 2017

Multimedia Photographer of the Year  (POYi), 2016

Award of Excellence in Multimedia Reporting (POYi) for "Life After Water", 2016

3rd Place for the Documentary Journalism Award (POYi) "The Last Move", 2016

Video of the Year,  PDN Magazine for "The Last Move", 2016

20 Young Artists to Watch in Film and Video - PDN Magazine, 2016

Tim Hetherington Trust - Visionary Award Shortlist for Fight Hate with Love, 2016

MountainFilm Commitment Grant Awardee for the film Fight Hate with Love, 2016

Film of the Year - They Came at Night - New Hampshire Film Festival, 2014

Prix D'or - They Came at Night - Lowe East Side Film Festival, 2014

Best Documentary - Eleanor Ambos Interiors - Lower East Side Film Festival, 2014

Best Cinematography - LA Movie Awards for "Sin Dolor", 2012

Best Undergrad Cinematography - Fusion Film Festival for "Six '55", 2011