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About me

Andrew Lancaster Biography Andrew Lancaster is a multiple award winning Australian director and composer based in London, UK. His unique directing style combines cinematic vision, natural performances with a strong emphasis on music, sound, choreography and rhythm. In Australia, Andrew is currently represented by commercial production company Photoplay Films. In 2012 he directed a TVC documentary campaign for the Transport Accident Commission on The Town of Speed and has won Gold at Spikes Asia, Gold at World Festival Media, 2 x Silver CLIOs, a Silver LIA, 2 x Gold Grand Prix at ADMA, and Gold at New York Festival Awards. His debut feature film, Accidents Happen (starring Geena Davis) premiered at Tribecca Film Festival 2009 and has won two prestigious festival awards. His second produced in association with Porchlight Films and Photoplay Films, is about his great uncle, The Lost Aviator, a feature documentary which premiered in October 2014 at the BFI 58th London Film Festival. The film recently had US premiere at Miami International Film Festival and will be distributed theatrically in Australia with Transmission Films mid 2015. In 2010 he founded Sonar a boutique music production company, which most notably composed soundtracks for Animal Kingdom and The Rover as well as multiple television series and TVC’s around the world. Andrew recently won the prestigious AACTA award for Best Original Music for The Hunter. Andrew graduated with a BA in Film & TV from AFTRS (Australian Film & Television School) in 1994 where he directed and composed the short films Palace Cafe and Universal Appliance Co. which have screened at over 65 festivals including Cannes, Clermont Ferrand, Toronto, Berlin, Sydney, London, New York, Spain; and between them have won fifteen prestigious awards world wide. In 2001 his short film In Search of Mike was invited to have its World Premier at Sundance, also picking up the Dendy Award and the prestigious Rouben Mamoulian Award at the Sydney Film Festival. In 2002 he was awarded the Best Rising Talent at the IF Awards. Andrew has directed over 35 music videos for successful Australian bands including Jagwar Ma, The Rubens, Custard, Midnight Oil, You Am I, and has won two ARIA awards for Best Australian Music Video in 1996 and 1999.

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Skills

  • Film
  • TV
  • Music Videos
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Directing
  • Documentaries
  • Short Films

Work history

Currently

Director

Photoplay Films

Jan 2010
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Freelance
  • Photoplay film Represent me for TVC directing in Australia www.photoplayfilms.com.au

Currently

Composer & Music Producer Founder

Sonar Music

Jan 2010
  • Full Time
  • www.sonarmusic.com.au

Currently

Director

Window Productions

Mar 2004
  • Freelance

2015

Director

The Edge Picture Company

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Freelance
  • Currently filming a documentary in Saudi Arabia www.edgepicture.com

2010

Founder & Composer

Supersonic

Nov 1994 - Dec 2010
  • Full Time

1990

Sound Assistant

ABC TV

Jan 1990 - Dec 1990
  • Full Time

Education

1994

BA in Film and TV Majoring in Sound

Australian Film and Television School

Jan 1991 - Aug 1994

Awards

2013

Best original Score

AACTA

  • The Hunter

2012

2 x Gold + Grand Prix Awards ADMA

ADMA

  • The Town of Speed

2012

Silver CLIO

Clio

  • Creative Content + CASE STUDY for the Town of Speed http://andrewlancaster.net/the-town-of-speed-2/

2012

Gold Spikes Asia

Spikes Asia

  • Creative Effectiveness for the Town of Speed http://andrewlancaster.net/the-town-of-speed-2/

2012

Gold at New York Festival Awards.

New York Festival

  • The Town of Speed

2010

Special Jury Award

Giffoni Film Festival Italy

  • Accidents Happen

2010

Youth Jury Award

Films by the Sea Netherlands

  • Accidents Happen

2002

Mer de Bronze 1st Best of Festival

Short Film Festivals La Ciota

  • In Search of Mike

2002

Rouben Manmoulian Award

Sydney Film Festival

  • In Search of Mike

2002

2nd prize

In the realm of the senses

  • In Search of Mike

2002

Dendy Award

Sydney Film Festival

  • General category In Search of Mike

2002

Outlook Award -_

Cork Film Festival

  • In Search of Mike

2002

IF AWARD -_Best rising talent

iF

  • Multiple projects

2002

Best Short Film

Flickerfest Sydney

  • In Search of Mike

2002

Prize of the Press

Odense Film festival Denmark

  • In Search of Mike

1999

ARIA -_ Best Australian Video

ARIA

  • Girls Like that (don't go for guys like us) Custard

1996

ARIA -_ Best Australian Video

ARIA

  • Soldiers - You Am I

1995

France TV Supervision -_

Henri Langlois Film Festival France

  • Universal Appliance Co

1995

Best Sound

Valenciana Film Festival

  • Universal Appliance Co

1995

Silver Plaque at

Chicago International Film Festival

  • Universal Appliance Co

1995

Atom Awards -_ Special Prize to film makers

Atom Awards

  • Universal Appliance Co.

1995

AFI Award 'Best Sound in a Non-_feature film'

AFI

  • Universal Appliance Co

1995

Golden Reel Award

USA Motion Picture Sound Editors

  • Universal Appliance Co.

1994

Gold Plaque -_

Chicago International Film Festival

  • Palace Cafe

1994

New Vision Films -_ Award for Best Director

St Kilda Film Festival

  • Palace Cafe

1994

Dendy Award -_ General category

Sydney Film Festival

  • Palace Cafe

1994

Dolby Stereo Award

Dolby

  • _Universal Appliance Co.

1994

Best Short Film -_

Asia Pacific Film Festival

  • Palace Cafe