Andrew Black

Director of Photography


116 Virginia Ave.

San Francisco, California 94110

Phone: 415.282.4480 Mobile: 415.652.6757




Years of Living Dangerously - Showtime and The Years Project Documentary Series

Shot portions of this Showtime series about global warming.

Winner National Emmy for Documentary Series 2014


Finding The Gold Within - by Karina Epperlein, Karina Films Feature Documentary

Portraits of African American boys in Akron, and Alchemy, a mentoring and spoken word program aimed

at infusing meaning through myth interpretation. The project showed at many festivals.


50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Krause - by Steven Pressman and HBO 2013 Feature Documentary

I co-shot The story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a Jewish couple from Philadelphia, who travelled to Nazi-

controlled Vienna to save a group of children from the impending Holocaust. Premiered HBO April 2013.


The Trials of Muhammad Ali  - by Bill Siegel and Kartemquin Films 2013 Feature Documentary

I shot portions of this film that explores Ali’s years in exile. Premiered at Tribeca 2013.

National PBS Broadcast 2014 Many festival screenings.


Inequality For All - by Jacob Kornbluth and 72 Productions, 2013 Feature Documentary

I shot portions of this feature documentary looks at widening inequality in the US through the portrayal of the

influential former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. Premiered at Sundance 2013


Years of Living Dangerously - by Showtime 2014, 2015 Emmy, Best Documentary Series Documentary Series

National Emmy, Non-Fiction Series

I shot portions of this series by Showtime on the issue of global warming.


Standing on Sacred Ground - by Toby McLeod, The Sacred Land Film Project 2012 Documentary Series

I shot most of these four hour-long films portray indigenous communities, their spiritual connection to the earth

and their struggles to protect their sacred places. Locations have included Papua New Guinea, Siberia, Hawaii

and Alberta.


The New Environmentalists - by the Mill Valley Film Group, 2004 through 2014, ongoing Documentary Series

Narrated by Robert Redford, these portraits of the Goldman Environmental Prize Winners air annually on PBS

Shoots include The Republic of Georgia, Ghana, India, East Timor, Congo, Kazakhstan, Liberia, China, Papua

New Guinea, Mongolia, and Russia. They have won several Emmys and numerous festival awards.


Utopia In Four Movements -  by Sam Green, 2010 Live Documentary

A performance piece with film on the history and nature of utopia

Opened at The Sundance Film Festival. Has played throughout the world.


Sicko -  by Michael Moore, 2007 Feature Documentary

Shot portions this feature documentary by Michael Moore

2008 Academy Award Nominee, Best Feature Documentary


Fahrenheit 911 -  by Michael Moore, 2004 Feature Documentary

Shot portions of this feature release documentary by Michael Moore.

Awards: 2004 Palme D’Ore, Cannes Film Festival


Emile Norman: By His Own Design  - by Will Parinello, Michael Tucker, Jill Eichenberry, 2006 Feature Documentary

Co-shot this documentary about this well known Californian artist’s life and work

National broadcast, PBS


Big Bigger Biggest - by National Geographic, 2008 Television Series

Portions of this National Geographic series.


Mustang: Journey of Transformation -  by Will Parinello, 2008, PBS 2009 Feature Documentary

Documentary about the restoration of 15 th Century Tibetan Buddhist Murals and Monasteries in the remote

Kingdom of Mustang in Nepal. The filming expedition required five days on horseback to arrive at the location.


The Weather Underground -  by Sam Green and ITVS 2003 Feature Documentary

Documentary about this revolutionary political group from the 1970s. Currently in Distribution

2003 Academy Award Nomination, Best Documentary Feature

2003 Golden Gate Award, Best Feature Documentary, San Francisco International Film Festival


This So Called Disaster -  by Michael Almareyda, IFC 2003 Feature Documentary

Documentary of the staging of The Late Henry Moss directed by Sam Shepard with Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jim

Gammons and Woody Harrelson. Aired IFC and festivals. In distribution.


In The Light of Reverence -  by Christopher Mcleod, ITVS, Earth Island Films, 2001 Feature Documentary

Documentary about the Hopi, Lakota and Wintu American Indian tribes and their battles to save

their sacred land. PBS, POV broadcast, 2001. Numerous awards.


Scouts Honor -  by Tom Shepard and ITVS, 2001 Feature Documentary

Co-shot this Documentary about the Boy Scout’s exclusionary policy of gays. PBS, POV series, 2001

2001 Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary, 2001 Sundance Film Festival

2001 Sundance Freedom of Speech Award, 2001 Sundance Film Festival


The PLO -  by AIM productions for The BBC, 1999 Feature Documentary

Documentary about The Palestine Liberation Organization and the status of the

peace process with Israel. Interviewed many prominent PLO and Israeli government officials.


Dreaming of Tibet -  by Will Parinello, Mill Valley Film Group, 2003 Feature Documentary

Documentary about the Tibetan community in Nepal, this film profiles several Tibetan

individuals and families from urban Katmandu to the remote Himalayan Thupten Cholin Monastery.


Loners On Wheels -  by Susan Morosoli, 1998 Feature Documentary

Feature documentary about a group of elderly singles on the road.

Shot on location in the Southern California desert.

Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network



Corporate Clients Include GE, T-Mobile, Covidien, Microsoft and others.





San Francisco State University, 1991, MA Cinema.


Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio 1985, BA Comparative Religion


Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India 1984,


Certificate course Marathi Language and Culture


Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1983,


Certificate Mass Media Institute: Film Production