I was born to Thomas and Eileen Gardner in La Jolla, CA in 1978, and grew up in Huntington Beach, CA, the middle of three children. Growing up, I was always creative, especially with words; and could always be found writing songs, poems, and short stories.
From the age of eight years old, I have wanted to be involved in the entertainment industry, especially as a writer and director.
I joined the United States Navy in 1996 as a Hospital Corpsman (Medic), and was also in the United States Army National Guard in California, also as a Medic. I have held a wide variety of jobs since, most notably in the Security and Transportation industries.
After many failed attempts at returning to school to pursue a creative arts degree, I finally returned to school at Northern Arizona University, and obtained a degree in Political Science, deciding that a law degree would be a more stable means of supporting myself and and family. I was married in 2009, and I have a stepdaughter.
After only a year and a half in law school, I dropped out in order to take care of my wife who passed away due to cancer in 2013. Because I work in transportation, my daughter stays with my sister in law in Flagstaff, but I go and spend time with her as often as I can.
Now 36 years old, and having never lost sight of my dream to someday work in the entertainment industry, I have set out to make this dream a reality.
I am an open book, and am always willing to discuss ideas and work as a part of a team. I very much look forward to working with like minded professionals in the industry to create films that will trigger emotions of all types. I consider himself a multi-genre creator.
Name: Andrew Gardner
Lives in: Phoenix, Arizona
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)