Andrew is writer and actor from Darndale, North Dublin, currently based in Kent.
He began his journey in the arts as an actor. After a short stint in Los Angeles and various acting roles in Ireland he embarked on a writing career, initially inspired by a passion to create more substantial roles for himself. His debut play, Death Row Cowboy, which he co-produced, wrote and performed in, premiered in Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin before transferring to London’s Courtyard Theatre. As well as theatre, he created and produced the mini documentary Rebirth, which aired on RTE. He also wrote and co-produced the multi award-winning short film, Brenda which aired on RTE.
Out of several hundred applicants Andrew has been selected for the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland Spotlight Scheme where he will develop his debut film Fishscale. The scheme is aimed at discovering and developing fresh and exciting screenwriting talent in Ireland at the early stages of their careers. The successful writers are assigned a script editor, mentor and receive a development loan whilst developing their screenplay.
Andrew has been selected for BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew 2021, a year-long development programme and community, delivered by BAFTA in partnership with BFI NETWORK, and supported by National Lottery funding. Across 2021, the programme includes round tables, masterclasses and networking events as well as selected events in the BAFTA Learning and New Talent programme.