The above is the trailer for “Funny You Never Knew” an award winning feature documentary about two contemporary comedians, Fred Willard and Kevin Pollak who re-discover the remarkable work of three 1950s comedians: Imogene Coca, George Gobel and Martha Raye. Along with Fred and Kevin the film also stars Bob Newhart, Lily Tomlin, Bill Hayes, Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, Carol Channing, Mitzi Gaynor, Tom Smothers, Alan Young, George Schlatter and others. To date the film has won “Best Feature Documentary Film” at the Garden State Film Festival, “Best Director of a Feature Film” at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival, “The Gold REMI” award at the Houston Worldfest International Film Festival and “Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: Editing” at the 20th annual Newport Beach Film Festival. See more about the film here: www.FunnyYouNeverKnew.com
The Kristin Chenoweth spot is finished and is playing through the month of October. Directed by Andrew Hunt.
I had the pleasure of directing Sir James Galway in a short 2min 30sec piece for a new project he's working on called "First Flute." It's a remarkable concept where Sir James is producing a series of lessons aimed at students and teachers from beginners to experts. It's a rare thing to have access to anybody considered a "master" or "virtuoso" in any field and so this is an exciting project to be a part of. Listening to the flute played at that level was amazing. I was trying to imagine the equivalent of someone like Spielberg giving serious, detailed lessons about the craft of filmmaking for all levels and of course that would never happen so this really is something unique - it made me want to start playing the flute myself!
My most recent short film is The Love Game. I was one of five filmmakers selected from across America to compete in a Nationwide film competition. The “Bflix” series was sponsored by Bloomingdale’s as a part of their Fall 2009 Film-themed campaign. I was up against a talented selection of filmmakers that included Robert Redford’s daughter, Amy. The films were showcased online and in all the Bloomingdale’s stores throughout the US where people could shop, watch and vote. At the end of six weeks of viewing and voting The Love Game was awarded the winning film sending me to the 2010 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles. Written, produced and directed by Andrew Hunt.
Building on the success of the New York Times Bestselling book, "The Reason for God" by Timothy Keller, this six episode series brings together a group of skeptics to sit with Dr Keller and examine the six most commonly held objections that non Christians have against Christianity. The series is due for release October 15, 2010. Written, produced and directed by Andrew Hunt.
This film was set in Scotland during the Make Poverty History march organized by Bono and Bob Geldof (called "ONE" here in the US). It has won numerous awards on the international film festival circuit and was picked up for distribution in the US - by Palm Pictures - where it has been seen in over 42 States of America on Comcast. Written, produced and directed by Andrew Hunt.
These children live in a place on the outskirts of Cairo called Moqattam. They are part of the Zabaleen who live on a garbage dump and make a living from collecting and sorting Cairo's refuse. It amazed me how happy and content they were despite their circumstances and surroundings.
This is a scene from a feature project that was in development called Mythopoeia (working title). It's a look at the Bible story from the point of view of literary narrative and mythology rather than theology. It was done to show investors the kind of animation technique and look that would be employed for the film. As a result some of the illustrations are still at a "mock-up" level whereas others are more fully developed. This was done using pencil illustrations that were scanned, Colored in photoshop then composited and animated in After Effects. Written and directed by Andrew Hunt.
Over thirty years ago a motion picture called "The Jesus Film" had its opening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. It went on to become the most watch piece of cinema in history earning itself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. A few years ago the film was being re-released and the producers commissioned a new seven minute prologue to the film. (Essentially the Old Testament in seven minutes) It was shot on super 35mm film on location in South Africa, and in a studio in England. Written, produced and directed by Andrew Hunt.
This film was made for an organization that works with refugees in the Middle East. It was aimed at encouraging twenty-somethings to come out as volunteers and get hands on experience in the region. Written, produced and directed by Andrew Hunt.