Andrew Lancaster is a multiple award winning Australian director and composer based in London and Sydney. His unique directing style combines cinematic vision, natural performances with a strong emphasis on music, sound, choreography and rhythm.
Andrew’s debut feature film, Accidents Happen (starring Geena Davis) premiered at Tribecca Film festival 2009 and has won prestigious festival awards at Giffoni Italy, Stiges Spain, and the Netherlands.
His second feature The Lost Aviator premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, Miami, and a special Jury mention at the Sydney Film Festival.
Andrew graduated from AFTRS in 1994 where he directed and composed the short films Palace Cafe and Universal Appliance Co. which between them have won fifteen awards world wide. With a BA in Film and TV, he co-founded Supersonic and over the past eighteen years Andrew has had a career combining music and film.
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. In 2003 he directed Syntax Error for the POV short film collection, going on to win two ARIA awards for Best Australian Music Video in 1996 and 1999.
In 2010 he founded the music collective Sonar Music and joined Photoplay Films as commercial director. He recently won the 2012 AACTA award for Best original Music for The Hunter and his micro documentary for the TAC on 'The Town of Speed' has won has won 2 x Gold at the ADMA, Gold at Spikes Asia Awards, 2 x Silver CLIOs and Gold at New York Festival Awards.
Andrew is currently directing a feature documentary Joud a cinematic journey through Arabia due for release September 2017.