Andrew Swant (born 1976 in Madison, Wisconsin) is a writer and filmmaker whose works include Hamlet A.D.D. and William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet, as well as the production of Frankie Latina's Modus Operandi. He attended film school at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and art school at University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire where he majored in Fine Art and minored in Women's Studies.
His Milwaukee-based production company Special Entertainment is co-owned by collaborator Bobby Ciraldo. Swant and Ciraldo won the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship Award in 2008. Other awards include the Best Documentary award at the Marbella International Film Festival, first place at Milwaukee's 24-hour Film Festival in 2005 and 2007, and he was a Sundance TV Lab finalist in 2003.
He has worked on many Found Footage Festival projects, including The Found Footage Show, Glue Man, Found vs. Found, and the Found Footage Festival Volume 6.
Swant co-wrote and starred in The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, a feature film about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer which premiered at the SXSW film festival in March 2012. It received positive reviews, including being a New York Times Critics' Pick, and Swant's portrayal of Dahmer was called "chillingly effective" by The Hollywood Reporter. The film was picked up by IFC Films and released in early 2013.
Swant and Ciraldo are the owners of Brownmark Films, an experimental viral video production company responsible for the hit YouTube video What What (In the Butt). As of November 2011 their Brownmark Films YouTube channel had over 50 million downloads.
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