I hold a BFA in Filmmaking from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and an MFA in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. I've taught filmmaking in Iowa and Nicaragua, directed movies in Wyoming, and hypnotized chickens in Minnesota. Now I'm living and teaching in Milwaukee.
My work ranges from conventional narrative to experimental documentary, and explores notions of family, identity, and the boundaries of fiction.
Among the Midwestern cities that Andrew has called home: Minneapolis, Sioux City, Chicago, and Milwaukee.
Film by Ed Wilson (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Lost Gurl follows Nola, a 17 year old runaway who quickly moves in with her older boyfriend. After a tragic death, Nola's relationship takes a drastic turn, leading her down a dark path of physical, mental and emotional abuse. Lost Gurl is an emotional roller coaster that displays the challenges that young women are facing in today's society on an everyday basis. This film serves as an eye opener about the dangers that young women are facing.
Film (short) by Jason R. Lees (Drama) Producer, Actor When starting over is the only option
Film (short) by Chris Risdal Producer A short film showing the ups & downs of a stressful person.
Coffee, No Regrets
Film (short) by Jason R. Lees (Drama) Actor Sharing Coffee, Sharing Lives
Film (short) by Exploding Goldfish Films Actor: Meat
Film (short) by Jesse Spitzer (Drama) Producer A man contemplates how repetitive and mundane his day to day life is.
The Journey Back
Film (short) by West of Midnight Films First Assistant Director
Film by Region Zero Writer/Director
Delicious Pound Cake
Film (short) by Vincent Gagnepain (Comedy, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Three people try to bake a cake in the midst of an unnoticed apocalypse.
Who Is Landyn Banx?
Film (short) by Andrew Gingerich (Comedy, Drama and Horror) Producer, Director, Actor, Writer, Editor, Editorial department, Visual effects, Special effects, Art department, Art director, Casting department, Costume and Wardrobe Department, Music department, Production designer Landyn Banx goes out to audition for the role he has lived his whole life for. However, once he arrives at the audition, he finds that there are several other people who are also vying for the role he is auditioning for. Who will get the role? Find out in Who Is Landyn Banx. Written by Landyn Banx
Film (short) by Andrew Gingerich (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director A portrait of Mia Silver, a working single mother. She becomes attracted to the new man at the company and must juggle her professional life, her daughter's needs, and her own desire for romance.
My Name is Ward Armstrong and I Travel Through Time
Film (short) by Vincent Gagnepain (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer, Visual effects, Special effects Martin Speck is just leaving his job at Cybercorp when a rip through time and space opens and out steps Ward Armstrong. Ward explains that he has to stop the robot revolution, but Martin doesn't believe Ward... until another Ward Armstrong steps out of another rip through time and space and explains that he must stop the subterranean mutants. Written by Vvinni J. Gagnepain
Film by Inch By Inch Productions First Assistant Camera
Film by Exploding Goldfish Films Writer/Director
Third Party '08
Film (short) by Andrew Gingerich (Comedy) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Editorial department The story revolves around Roger Deerborn, who is a third party candidate for the President of the United States. Joining him on the campaign trail are his unpredictable running mate Strobe Jensen and his chief strategist Jesse. He is supported through his trials and tribulations by his daughter Anne Deerborn and his press secretary Heather. Melissa is a young radio reporter who tries to interview Deerborn about his campaign. When they find out that Deerborn's 2008 election night results drop from 0% to 0.0% to 0.00% how will they react to his defeat? Written by Landyn Banx
Film (short) by Kathryn Criston (Thriller) Editor
Film by James Vogel (Comedy, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Editorial department Young struggling screenwriter Scott Valdez is trying desperately to find some inspiration for his final thesis paper in order to graduate college after his college professor tells him he needs more life experience in order to make the paper more realistic. He soon finds his inspiration when he meets T.K. Together they bond through adventures in sex, drugs, and death - the American way. Written by Landyn Banx
Film (short) by Andrew Gingerich (Drama) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor On March 15, 1996, 13 members of a cult known as the Higher Purpose Group were found dead, having engaged in a mass suicide. Many of the deceased had been poisoned, but seven had been smothered. Amidst the dead was found Adam Booth, 26, who was taken into custody by police and committed suicide in his jail cell later that day. During a police interview on the 15th, Booth revealed that he had actually left the group the day before but had felt compelled to return the following morning. Upon finding his congregation dead and dying, he said, he moved amongst the rows of bodies tending to those who were still alive. The poison had not been entirely effective in some cases, and Elder Paul, the leader of the group, was paralyzed, but still alive. It was then, he recalled, that he found his faith. That he realized that it was his duty to ease the passing of his patriarch. And so he smothered him with his coat, and waited for the police to arrive. We will perhaps never know why Adam did not ... Written by Andrew Gingerich
Film (short) by Ethan Holbrook (Drama) Director, Writer, Editorial department One friend speaks to another through a closed door.
Teh Cld Wr
Film (short) by Vincent Gagnepain (Comedy and History) Actor, Editorial department, Cinematographer A Narcissistic Historian gives a brief and inaccurate telling of The Cold War prior to 1970 based off of the belief that for History to be exciting it must be bright and shiny.
The Five Stages of Fear
Film (short) by Kathryn Criston Actor
16 Heads and Counting
Film by Exploding Goldfish Films Director
Wholesale Souls, Inc.
Video by Andrew Gingerich (Comedy) Producer, Director, Writer, Editor, Editorial department, Cinematographer High school student James Young sells his soul over the Internet for a little extra spending money. But when it is purchased and resold by a company known as Wholesale Souls, Inc., James tries to track down and re-purchase his soul. After several frustrating encounters with Wholesale Souls, Inc. executive Stan McReynolds, a man who may or may not be Satan incarnate, James grows increasingly paranoid and his relationship with his friends becomes strained. Surrounded more and more by hallucinatory suspicions and personal tragedy, James makes a decision that will change his life and the lives of his friends forever. Written by Andrew Gingerich
Discouraging Words: Official Selection, Cheyenne International Film Festival
A Noteworthy Occurrence: Official Selection, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
Minneapolis College of Art and Design