Cristhian Andrews is a BAFTA Longlist Nominee and a 17-time Award Winning American Film/Theater director, screenwriter, film composer and film editor. In 2012, Cristhian founded Audacity Innovative, a motion picture company, that strives to make films addressing social issues to ignite social change. Audacity’s recent film “Najmia” based on the true story of the last days of a pregnant Yemeni 12-Year Old child bride was longlisted for a 2017 BAFTA award. In 2016 it was an official selection at Berlin Interfilm film festival competing against the 2016 Oscar-Nominated film “Shok” and Bafta-Nominated film “Samuel-613”. In 2014, his film, “Before We Lose” inspired by the political conflicts of Post-Chernobyl health effects in Turkey, competed for a “Light in Motion” award in Ireland’s Foyle film festival against both Oscar-Nominated film “Parvaneh” and Oscar-Nominated & Bafta winning film “Boogaloo and Graham”. As of 2018, Cristhian completed producing and composing the documentary “2030” which demonstrates modern Cryonics (the state of freezing dead people for later revival) and the life and legacy of futurist FM 2030. It features David Hanson, the inventor and genius behind ‘Sophia’, the first human-like robot to receive citizenship and focuses on the effects that cryonics will have on modern society. Cris is a former editor at Vice & IW Group. He attended The Juilliard School and The New School on a Music, Film & Screenwriting Scholarship.
After touring and performing at the White House with Wynton Marsalis for Michelle Obama, he began work as producer and composer to Travolta Cooper’s film “The Black Moses.” The film premiered at Marche du film and International Village Market in Cannes film festival in May 2014. It examines the Moses mythology as it was manifested through the life and times of the first prime minister of the Bahamas. It stars Dennis Haysbert, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, sir Sidney Pitier former South African president Thabo Mbeki (for Nelson Mandela) former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney and former Jamaican prime minister PJ Patterson. It closed the Bahamas International Film Festival as Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech did in 2010. As a result, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Michael Jackson foundation premiered the film. The Black Moses acquired distribution in Cannes Film Festival.