Andrew Blake (director)
|Other names||Paul Nevitt|
|Occupation||Adult Film Director|
|Years active||1989 - Present|
Andrew Blake (born 1947 as Paul Nevitt) is an American adult film director and producer. Blake has described his work as "erotic fashion," and his films usually include fetish, bondage and lesbian imagery, often excluding heterosexual intercourse entirely. Blake's earliest films were primarily works of softcore erotica, however, and that sensibility still informs his pacing and style. Early films made by Blake soon after he came into his own as an independent director are fully explicit and usually combine heterosexual intercourse with lesbian imagery while including much less fetish and bondage content than his later films.
Blake's first major film, Night Trips, was made in 1989, and was awarded the Silver Medal for the Non-Theatrical Release Category at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. Andrew Blake holds the distinction of being the first adult director to win a film award at a mainstream international film festival.
Andrew Blake's films are characterized by high production values, artistic stylization, and rigorous technique. His style has been compared to that of the seminal fashion photographer Helmut Newton, and described as "decadent, lush, opulent, unfailingly arousing, moneyed and sophisticated." Blake's contemporaries include the established pornographic director/producers Viv Thomas, Michael Ninn, Roy Stuart and Marc Dorcel.
Blake's work has been described as "lavishly produced and lovingly edited," and sex writer Violet Blue says of Blake's work: "It's a whole different genre of explicit erotic filmmaking evident from the first frame -- pure high fashion, glossy candyland fantasy. It is luxuriously designed from nip tip to toe. And it's stylish as hell."
Andrew Blake began his career working on movies for Playboy, but shifted to working independently in the 1990s. Most of Blake's films are released through his own production company, Studio A. Andrew Blake is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame. Blake's films usually feature original music scores by the composer Raoul Valve.
- Playboy: Sexy Lingerie (1988) (as Paul Nevitt)
- Night Trips (1989)
- Secrets (1990)
- House of Dreams (1990)
- Art of Desire (1991)
- Hidden Obsessions (1992)
- Sensual Exposure (1993)
- Fantasy Women (1994)
- Pin-Ups aka Andrew Blake's Pin-Ups (1994)
- Unleashed aka Andrew Blake's Unleashed (1996)
- High Heels aka Obsessions: High Heels (1998)
- Aroused (1999)
- Playthings (1999)
- Blond & Brunettes (2001)
- Justine (2002)
- Hard Edge (2003)
- Flirts (2005)
- Body Language (2005)
- Andrew Blake X aka X (2007)
- Paid Companions (2008)
- Voyeur Within (2009)
- Sex Dolls (2010)
- 1999 AVN Award "Best All-Sex, Film" (High-Heels)
- 2000 AVN Award "Best All-Sex Film" (Playthings)
- 2002 AVN Award "Best Art Direction Film" (Blond & Brunettes)
- 2002 AVN Award "Best Cinematography" (Blond & Brunettes)
- 2002 Venus Award "Best Director USA"
- 2004 AVN Award "Best All Sex Film" (Hard Edge)
- 2004 AVN Award "Best Art Direction Film" (Hard Edge)
- 2004 AVN Award "Best Cinematography" (Hard Edge)
- 2004 AVN Award "Best Editing Film" (Hard Edge)
- 2005 AVN Award "Best Cinematography" (Flirts)
- 2008 AVN Award "Best Editing" (X)
- 2009 AVN Award "Best Cinematography" (Paid Companions)
- 2010 XBIZ Award "Excellence in Progressive Erotica"
- 2011 XBIZ Award "Best Editing" (Voyeur Within)
- Andrew Blake: Soft Core Auteur. July 2008 Interview Podcast at AdultDVDTalk,com.
- The Helmut Newton of Porn: Violet Blue interviews Andrew Blake. San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 18, 2008
- Andrew Blake Biographical Sketch. Online at lukeisback.com Accessed Nov. 15, 2008
- "Hall of Fame". AVN Awards. Retrieved on 23 October 2008.
- "9to5 – Days in Porn, onscreen credits". per the film itself.
- David Sullivan (2009-01-11). "2009 AVN Award-Winners Announced". AVN.com. Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- Lyla Katz (2010-02-11). "XBIZ Awards 2010 Winners Announced". XBiz.com. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
- "2011 XBIZ Awards Announced Last Night". AVN.com. 2011-02-10. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
- Andrew Blake's Official Site
- Andrew Blake's Films at andrewblake.com
- Andrew Blake at the Internet Movie Database
- Andrew Blake at the Internet Adult Film Database
- Biography at LukeIsBack.com
- 2008 Podcast Interview