Andy Capper

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Andy Capper
Born (1973-02-14) February 14, 1973 (age 42)
Nationality English
Occupation Director / Journalist
Title Global Editor, Vice Magazine

Andrew Richard Capper (born February 14, 1973) is a New York-based director / journalist and global editor of Vice Magazine.[1]

Career[edit]

Capper has contributed to wide array of fields related to Vice Magazine, having co-founded the UK division of Vice with Andrew Creighton. He also contributes freelance journalism for The Guardian, The Observer and NME, having previously the paper's live editor.[2][3]

Senior Director / Producer / Editor at Vice Media LLC from 2002 to present day.

He has also worked with Jonathan Glazer and J Spaceman of Spiritualized on an installation for The Creator's Project at the Coachella Festival which centred on the Spiritualized song "Ladies & Gentleman, We Are Floating In Space".[4]

Capper created Vice series like Rule Britannia and also co-produced the six part Vice.com series Fashion Week Internationale along with co-creators Charlet Duboc and William Fairman. The team travelled to Fashion Weeks in locations such as Islamabad, New York, Medellin, Phonm Penh and Lagos, Nigeria. Season 2 followed.

In 2014, he created series on Vice.com like Weediquette, The Real, also producing segments for Vice's Emmy Award-winning show on the HBO network.

Capper has directed several promo videos for artists like Vybz Kartel, Fucked Up, Black Lips, Haleek Maul, Parquet Courts, Turbonegro, Popcaan, Beenie Man and Tifa as well as creating / producing the Noisey.com franchises Noisey Chiraq, Noisey Jamaica and Noisey Raps.

Last year he shot tour documentary around the Brooklyn band Parquet Courts, called "Light Up Gold Road Trip". This will be released April 17 on Noisey.com as the first ever Noisey Films production.

Reincarnated[edit]

His feature length documentary, Reincarnated, which follows the rapper Snoop Dogg's transformation into reggae performer Snoop Lion, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and will receive a theatrical release in April 2013.

In January this year he directed two videos for Snoop in Jamaica for the companion album, Reincarnated, for the tracks "Lighters Up" featuring Mavado and Popcaan and "Here Comes The King" featuring Angela Hunte.

Lil Bub & Friendz[edit]

Lil Bub & Friendz premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2013 and won the Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film.[5][6][7]

Like Swansea Love Story, The Vice Guide To Liberia, and Reincarnated, the film saw Capper collaborate once again with J.Spaceman of Spiritualized and William Bennett of Cut Hands.

Chiraq[edit]

A 8-part documentary on the social and cultural forces behind the rise of the Chicago rapper Chief Keef, created by Capper after trips to the city for Vice's show on the HBO network. The acclaimed series is on Vice's music channel, Noisey.


Suddenly[edit]

An hour-long documentary on New York artist A$AP Rocky, directed by David Laven, produced by Capper.

Atlanta[edit]

A new documentary series about drug trafficking and trap music, in the Atlanta area, scheduled for release in 2015.

Vice Records[edit]

As a part of Vice Records, Capper has released music by Fucked Up, Black Lips, Mike Bones, and Katie Stelmanis.

Publications[edit]

Filmography[edit]

In recent times he has produced video content throughout the Vice.com franchises including the following long-form documentaries:

  • The Vice Guide To Liberia (with Shane Smith: Webby Award Winner Best Travel & Adventure doc / People's Choice Winner).
  • Rule Britannia (2009-2013)
    • Blackpool, Las Vegas Of The North (with Leo Leigh)
    • Swansea Love Story (with Leo Leigh: Webby Award Official Honoree)
    • Beautiful Liverpool (with Leo Leigh)
    • Afghanistan In The UK (with Jason Mojica)
    • Teenage Riot (with Alex Miller)
    • Fraud (with William Fairman)
    • Roseboy (with Jamie Lee Curtis Taete and Billie JD Porter)
  • Vice News
    • Vice News: Krokodil Tears (with Alison Severs and Al Brown)
    • Vice News: The Vice Guide To Belfast (with Stuart Griffiths and Michael Moynihan)
  • Music World: Donk (with Andy Soup)
  • The Vice Guide To Sex: Mandingo! (with William Fairman)
  • 2013: Lil Bub & Friendz (director)
  • 2013: Reincarnated
    • Noisey Chiraq (with Gregory "Beef" Jones)
    • Noisey Jamaica
    • Apocalypse, Man
  • 2014: SVDDXNLY
    • Weediquette series on Vice.com
    • The Real series on Vice.com
    • Vice News: Young & Gay Jamaica
    • Vice News: Jamaican Bud Business
    • Vice News: Ebola In Town!
    • Vice News: Inside Libya's Militias
    • Motheboard: Island Of The Apes
    • Noisey Atlanta

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Capper - Editor, Vice Magazine (UK and Europe) Press Gazette. 21 October 2005
  2. ^ Capper, Andy (July 23, 2008). "http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/andycapper". The Guardian (London). 
  3. ^ Capper, Andy (March 16, 2008). "http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/mar/16/features.musicmonthly17". The Guardian (London). 
  4. ^ "The Creator's Project". 
  5. ^ "'Lil Bub & Friendz' Trailer: From Meme To The Movies (VIDEO)". Huffingtonpost.com. 2013-03-18. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Lil Bub & Friendz | 2013 Tribeca Film Festival". Tribecafilm.com. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  7. ^ The Editors (2013-04-25). "Here Are Your TFF 2013 Award Winners | Tribeca". Tribecafilm.com. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  8. ^ "Skins & Punks". 
  9. ^ "Heavy Metal In Baghdad". 
  10. ^ "The World According Vice". 
  11. ^ "Dos & Don'ts Compendium". 

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