Andrew Sandler is an award-winning filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, with a portfolio of videos that have amassed well over a billion views.
Andrew was first exposed to the world of cinema on the screen, but quickly found his passion behind-the-scenes. He credits this decision to explore behind the camera to Steven Spielberg, with whom he worked with on the film "Minority Report". From here, Andrew went on to pursue his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Production at the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts.
His passion in both Directing and Producing has gained him credits with A-List talent such as Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Usher, Ariana Grande, Mary J. Blige, G-Eazy, and many others. In 2016 his team was nominated for a VMA in the long-form category for the Chris Brown "Royalty" music video series.
In 2017, Andrew released two feature length documentary films. The first being Mary J. Blige's "Strength of a Woman" album documentary, which premiered on VH1; and Chris Brown's "Welcome To My Life" which had a worldwide theatrical debut, earning it's title as one of the most successful independent documentaries of 2017 - it is currently on NETFLIX.
His most recent documentary work - a limited series on the infamous music label, Cash Money Records - is currently on Spotify.
In January 2020, Andrew produced the visuals for Justin Bieber's "Changes: The Movement" visual dance album. Shortly after, his work with the legendary Blink 182 was nominated for 2 awards at the MTV Video Music Awards, as well as his work with Panic! At The Disco at the Billboard Music Awards.
Also in 2020, his work with British newcomer Yungblud was nominated for BEST ROCK VIDEO by his industry peers at the Music Video Production Association (MVPA Awards).
Most recently, Andrew collaborated with Machine Gun Kelly on a feature length musical film titled “Downfalls High”, starring Sydney Sweeney of the hit show "Euphoria". The film premiered in January 2021 to over 16 million views in its opening weekend. Additionally, his directing work for "Mainstream Sellout: Live From Cleveland" premiered on May 12, 2023 in over 1000 theaters worldwide.
Currently, Andrew's debut film PARENTAL ADVISORY is in development - written by Brandon A. Cohen (writer of the Blacklist selected FADE TO BLACK, ALEXANDER IRL, THE ESCORT). Maia Reficco is set to play the role of ‘Ainsley’ and Dermot Mulroney is set to play the role of 'Fred'. Andrew Panay (WEDDING CRASHERS, HIT AND RUN, HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VAN WILDER), Doug Banker (THE AFTER PARTY), and Alex Garinger are producing alongside Luber Roklin Entertainment.
With his meticulous attention to detail and concerted dedication to the creative process, Andrew is currently developing various TV and feature film projects while continuing to gain attention in the music video and commercial worlds.
Awards & Nominations
2020 MTV Video Music Awards
Best Rock Video - Blink 1832 "Happy Days"
Best Music Video From Home - Blink 182 "Happy Days"
2020 Billboard Music Awards
Best Rock Video - Panic! At The Disco "Hey Look Ma, I Made It!" - WINNER
2020 MVPA Awards
Best Rock Video - Yungblud "Hope For The Underrated Youth"
2020 CMT Awards & CMA Awards
Video Of The Year - Kelsea Ballerini "Homecoming Queen?"
Female Video Of The Year - Kelsea Ballerini "Homecoming Queen?"
2020 American Music Awards
Best Rock Video - Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Yungblud -"I Think Im OKAY"
2019 MTV EMA Awards
Best Hip-Hop Video - Nicki Minaj "Megatron" - WINNER
2019 MTV Video Music Awards
Best R&B Video - Ella Mai "Trip"
2016 MTV Video Music Awards
Breakthrough Long Form Video - Chris Brown "Royalty"
2014 Soul Train Awards & BET Awards
Video Of The Year - Chris Brown ft. Usher & Rick Ross "New Flame"