ABOUT ANDREW JORGENSEN
Andrew Jorgensen is an award-winning filmmaker and a cinematographer based in Northern Virginia. For the last 15 years he has worked both as a practicing artist, and as a technical manager responsible for building technical infrastructures to support arts organizations of all sizes.
As a result, Andrew has developed a rather unique multidisciplinary technical and artistic practice, that has supported projects that have not only gone around the world, but have also seen both critical and audience acclaim.
Andrew’s practice in filmmaking and cinematography has been primarily focused on exploring human connections and the dynamics that exist across different forms of interpersonal relationships. He is particularly drawn to exploring the complexities of family narratives, friendships and the nature of intimacy. The narratives he leans into introduce elements of magical realism that expose how other-worldly and unexplained interventions can change the path we thought we were on.
Andrew’s recent-personal film, based on a true family story, The Sun and the Medicine Man, tells the story of a Mexican-American family who live in and managing a small suburban motel that travel to seek the assistance of a Medicine Man. The film was recently recognized with a Telly award, and is currently working its way through the festival circuit. Other film projects Andrew has worked and collaborated on have gone on to screen on Netflix, and in festivals around the world in places like, Venice, Cannes, Mumbai, and Australia.
At 1st Stage in Tyson's Virginia, Andrew had the opportunity to serve as the theatre's first technical director. While at 1st Stage Andrew oversaw the implementation of lighting and sound designs for over 25 productions (2010-2014) which received 3 Helen Hayes Awards for technical achievements in lighting and sound design. Many of these shows have been reviewed by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other regional theatre reviews.
At The Angelika Film Center in Fairfax Virginia, and the Angelika Pop Up Cinema in Washington DC, Andrew served as both the projection supervisor, and as an assistant manager . While at both Angelika locations Andrew supported numerous filmmakers and film lovers alike through festivals such as DC Shorts, The Northern Virginia International Film Festival, The Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, amongst other regional film events and premieres.
Currently, Andrew works as the Technical Manager for The George Mason University Film and Video Studies Department. There he is responsible for managing a variety of post production facilities, production classrooms, an equipment rentals program, as well as supporting both students and faculty in the technical aspects of film production. Andrew is also an adjunct professor primarily teaching Cinematography.
Andrew studied Cinematography at Columbia College Chicago (2007-2010) and George Mason University (2015-2017) where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Film and Video Studies. Andrew is also currently pursuing is Masters of Fine Arts Degree part time in New Media Art at George Mason University.