Andrew in India
June 19, 1965 |
Santa Monica, California
|Alma mater||San Diego State University, University of New Hampshire|
|Occupation||Film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, social activist|
|Title||President & CEO at
Senior Director/Producer at
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
|Website||Andrew Lauer - Director
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Lauer is the Founder President & CEO of ReelAid, a non-profit organization made up of filmmakers from the Hollywood community producing low to no-cost promotional videos for other non-profit organizations who in turn use them to fund-raise and create public awareness.
He attended San Diego State University and then transferred to University of New Hampshire; he chose the Theater & Arts and Journalism there. He worked as a busboy to subsidize his studies at the New York Friars Club, where he was influenced by the comic legends Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman and Lucille Ball. After the completion of his studies, he traveled through Europe and then he settled in New York to start his career. In 1987, he returned to Los Angeles and improved his comedic abilities with The Groundlings and L.A. Connection.
He began his career in front of the camera with major roles in film and TV including Born on the Fourth of July (with Tom Cruise), For the Boys (with Bette Midler) and Iron Man 3 (with Robert Downey Jr.). He has mentored under the direction of filmmakers Oliver Stone, Michael Bay, David Fincher and James Burrows. He has shot on HDV, DSLR, Beta, 16, S16, 35...etc. in the toughest of conditions (North Pole) and the most unusual situations (underwater, inside shark cages).
He has directed and produced the feature film Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer starring Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) and Wendie Malick (Racing Stripes). The film was released in theaters Spring 2011 and went on to stay on the family charts for 28 consecutive weeks. Lauer’s recent project, Gridiron Heroes, won Best Feature Documentary at LA Film and Script Festival and Best Direction at NY International. The film follows fallen High School footballers and features actor Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), football legends Mike Ditka, Kurt Warner, Deacon Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Commentator Al Michaels. He is also involved in a sister-project executive produced by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Battleship) titled Head’s Up Tackling.
He also had triple duties directing/writing/producing The Tehuacan Project, a tender story about deaf children defying incredible obstacles in rural Tehuacan in Mexico. Lauer's college roommate Brad Pitt executive produced. Adrien Brody narrated the film with Esai Morales; Prior to that he received critical acclaim for his feature film Intermedio, a supernatural thriller starring Edward Furlong (Terminator 2, American History X) and Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the multi-award-winning short film, Little Cuba.
Lauer’s current feature film The One I Write For You with Kevin Pollak (A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects), Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future and Broadway Sensation), Cheyenne Jackson (Blue Skies) is due in theaters in Winter 2014.
Prince of Malacca is billed to be directed by Lauer. In addition to directing this film Lauer will also stand in as a producer.
|1991||Necessary Roughness||Charlie Banks|
|1995||Screamers||Michael 'Ace' Jefferson|
|1998||I'll Be Home for Christmas||Nolan|
|2000||Gun Shy||Jason Cane|
|2002||Jane White Is Sick & Twisted||Desiree|
|2004||Just Desserts||Jacques du Jacques|
|2005||H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds||Kerry Williams|
|2007||Goldfish||Ted, the neighbor|
|2010||Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer||Dad|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Psycho||2 episodes|
|1990||Grand||Officer Wayne Kasmurski||13 episodes|
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Ernie Fishman|
|1995–1999||Caroline in the City||Charlie||74 episodes|
|2005||Jane Doe: The Wrong Face||Marvin Apple|
|2008||Estate of Panic||Himself||Season 1, Episode 3 - 2nd Place|
|2008||Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder||Marvin Apple|
|2007||The Tehuacan Project||Documentary|
|2010||Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer|
|2011||The Hill Chris Climbed: The Gridiron Heroes Story||Documentary(post-production)|
- "Board of Directors". Reel Aid. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
- "BIOGRAPHY: ANDY LAUER as Charlie". Caroline In The City. Archived from the original on 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- "Andy Lauer". Gridiron Heroes. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- "Andy Lauer". Semper Mental Productions. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- "'Little Cuba'". Daily FT. 2011-01-01. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
- "'Prince of Malacca': Reborn to avert tragedy". Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
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