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


Hi, my name is Andrew. I love light, motion, and a good cry.

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.

I direct and shoot films, commercials, and documentaries. I work locally in New York and Los Angeles but I specialize in making beautiful imagery in rugged environments.

I've made films in 29 countries, and I love teaching young people to make movies everywhere I go. I've also enjoyed teaching workshops at colleges like NYU, Vassar, and Columbia. Teaching gives me a chance to distill what I think know from what I actually know, and I enjoy that distillation very much.

I own a fully equipped RED Weapon package that I take everywhere from maximum security prisons to deep cave dives. I put it on steadicams and cranes but I like it best on my shoulder.

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

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

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

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

CINE Golden Eagle Award, "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