Scott Andrews

El Verano, California, United States


Scott Andrews has been producing and directing documentary and non-fiction films since 1982. His education includes a BA in Anthropology from Dartmouth College, a Masters in Visual Anthropology from Temple University, and a PhD in Education from Stanford University. His documentary work tells a wide range of stories, most often through the words of a diverse group of characters, with little or no omniscient narration. In his most recent documentary, The Trail Least Travelled, Lorena Avalos, the student, and Bill Coate, the teacher, team up to tell the story of a life changing wagon train trip through the new west of Central California. Andrews’ previous credits as a documentary producer and or director include: School Colors, a PBS Frontline Special on the state of integration at Berkeley High forty years after desegregation. As told through the experiences of a multiracial group of videojournalism students during their senior year, School Colors won the Dupont Columbia Silver Baton for Broadcast Journalism. Last Images of War, a feature documentary about four journalists who lost their lives covering the Afghan/Soviet war. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, aired on BBC’s Fine Cut series and PBS’s POV, nominated for three national Emmys, and winner of the National Emmy for Best Director of Documentary. And Then Came John. The story of the relationship between an artist with Down Syndrome and the small town where he lives. Winner of 12 international film festival awards, broadcast on PBS, and the first American documentary to be shown in its entirety on Soviet national television.