Andrew Reid was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a DGA Award winning director and recent graduate from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
At the age of 21, while studying at University of Florida, he became paralyzed from the chest down. A malformation of his blood vessels (AVM), resulted in a rupture which compressed his spine while he was sleeping, leaving him completely paralyzed. He was told by doctors that he would never walk again, but with dedication and perseverance he regained movement. Today, he walks with a cane and continues to progress in strength and health. He became an advocate for the disabled community and expanded his film production skills from Miami to Los Angeles.
His USC thesis film - ASIA A, won the Jury Award at the 2018 DGA Student Awards and was a Semi-Finalist for the 45th Student Academy Awards. It has screened at LA Shorts, HollyShorts and over 20 other film festivals.
Recently, he finished the short film ROAD TO ZION, which is being developed into a limited series. Also, he produced the short film GEETA, which won Best Student Short Film, DTLA Film Festival and is a nominee for Best Short Film, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) 2019.
The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund | 2019