Andrew Akler is a New York City based director, composer, and screenwriter. He discovered a deep love for music at a young age and pursued the craft into college. Andrew graduated from Hofstra University (2014) with a Bachelor of Science in Music Composition, specializing in film scoring techniques. It is here that Andrew’s passion for filmmaking started to grow.
In his senior year, Andrew wrote, directed, produced and composed for his first short film entitled Wake Me. The film won six awards at it’s premiere festival, including; Best In Show, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. It was then that Andrew knew he had found his passion.
Since then, Andrew has worked on furthering his craft; composing for a multitude of short films and web based media, writing several profound and deeply moving stories, and directing three more films that have taken the festival circuit by storm. His most recent film, Batman: Patient Zero recently took home the award for Best Short at the Paradise City Comic Con’s Super Geek Film Festival.
Andrew strives to deliver thought provoking, original and creative content while upholding a fun and respectable environment that makes working an experience, not a job.
Batman: Patient Zero
Film by Andrew Akler (Action and Short) Director, Writer, Composer, Editor Arkham Asylum is under new management! The Joker has escaped and let some friends out to play - until The Dark Knight steps in. Journey into Arkham Asylum and the dark psyche of Batman as he takes on some of his most famous Rogues like Scarecrow, The Riddler, Harley Quinn, and The Joker. Batman: Patient Zero is an original and compelling story the ends with a shocking twist - one that even the World's Greatest Detective couldn't see coming!
Wrath of the Blood Angel
Film (Short, Action and Crime) Composer When tragedy befalls his family, a traumatized war veteran and comic book writer seeks revenge, dressed as the superhero he is famous for creating.
Film by Andrew Akler (Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Director, Writer, Composer, Editor When Claire is challenged to an online dating game, she has seven days to figure out the identity of her mystery crush. As she plays further into the game, she realizes that she's falling for her cyber crush...but will she chose him in the end?
Film (short) by Kyra Angione Composer
Film (short) by Celia Werner Composer
Film (Short and Romance) Composer Struggling with the impending loss of her grandmother, Jennifer sets out to preserve her grandmother's most important memories.
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Fantasy) Art department A recently divorced family, comprised of a mother, father, and little girl, struggle to assimilate to their new lives. The girl, Abigail, resorts to surprising alternative methods to cope.
Film (short) by Andrew Akler Director, Writer, Composer, Editor Wake Me takes us into the mind of a tormented boy, struggling with the loss of his mother, as well as a bizarre medical condition. As his line between reality and dream begin to blur, Chase is presented with an opportunity to escape his nightmares, or embrace them.
Best Short (Batman: Patient Zero) - Super Geek Film Festival
First Place (Batman: Patient Zero) - Fan Fiction Screenplay Festival
Best Director (Wake Me) - Hofstra Filmmakers Club Film Festival
Best In Show (Wake Me) - Hofstra Filmmakers Club Film Festival
Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY)