Andy Froemke hails from the Deep South but began his storytelling career following Robert Redford around the rivers of Montana, co-producing/co-directing Shadowcasting: The Making of A River Runs Through It. The documentary aired on PBS and French cable, garnered a Regional Emmy nomination, and won a Gold Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival. Mr. Froemke made his feature film directorial debut with the psychological thriller Parasite in 1995. Shot in 13 days in the Arizona desert for $40,000, the film would eventually sell to both Asian and North American video markets.
Moving to Minnesota, he turned his focus from production to screenwriting. In 2014, he provided scripted material for the ABC series IN AN INSTANT, optioned a psychological thriller to Movierockets Entertainment, and won an unprecedented 5 gold medals (for script of the month) on Talentville.com. He was recently named winner of the 2016 Screenwriting Residency by IFP MN and the Knight Foundation.
A member of IFP MN and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Society, he enjoys supporting local filmmakers and fellow writers. When he's not sitting in a theater, you'll find him in a library archive indulging in his passion for history and finding forgotten stories.
Name: Andy Froemke
Lives in: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Occupation: Screenwriter and Story Analyst