Andrew Lancaster

Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

  • Director
    Producer / Production Manager
  • Director
    BC
    Music Producer
  • Director
    Producer / Production Manager
  • Director
    Producer / Production Manager
  • Director
    Producer / Production Manager

Projects credited in

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

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Culture Trip

    Culture Trip

    • Technology
  • A

    Africa

    • A

      Africa Centre, Maritime Museum, Lon-Art,

      • K

        Kookai UK

        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