Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Young.
Andrew, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I grew up in a small rural town in Eminence, KY. Growing up I was always the outsider, the one ridiculed and picked on because I looked different, and had a slight stutter, I was always the lone wolf and I escaped my reality by making up stories, making up cool, compelling characters that were relatable to not only myself but for others to enjoy, and just overall trying to be a creative person. Movies were a huge inspiration to me in my younger days; they were something I could escape my woes of life to immerse myself in a fantasy world and forget about all the bad things happening in my life. Movies continue to inspire me to this day, so that’s why my career in the movie industry has always been a career that I’ve wanted to have throughout my entire life. Life hasn’t been all bad though because I consistently use and draw from past experiences to better myself and to become the person who I am today. I use my past experiences to draw from when I create stories, scripts, or compelling characters in my short films, feature films, and tv/web-series. Just always keep in mind no matter how many times you get knocked on your butt, just get back up and keep moving forward. I did that, I continue to do that, and I am all the better for it!
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a Cinematographer/Assistant Camera by trade. However, I have transitioned into more of a Producer/Screenwriter. I have written a feature film script called Vigilantes, and it’s doing very well in the screenplay festival competitions I have entered. It was actually just accepted into the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival! Vigilantes is about “when a self-appointed group of misfits undertake law enforcement without legal authority, a new world of unique superheroes are born.” It’s a unique mix of Kick-Ass meets Watchmen with a little bit of The Punisher sprinkled on top! I also have two web-series in the works right now in which I am co-producing/writing.
I just want people to enjoy my content. I want my content to be something they can watch to escape their own realities and the day to day grind of both their work and their lives. If I can immerse someone, anyone, into the world/worlds I have created, I consider that a job well done!
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
When creating content, I use what’s going on in the world today as issues for my characters to overcome in my stories, screenplays, and films. I basically try to keep my content current by using situations that have already happened and expand on those events to make a compelling story, character, or film.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can see my work on my website at: www.switchkillproductions.com or by following me on Instagram at: theandrewyoung
- Address: Burbank, CA
- Website: www.switchkillproductions.com
- Phone: (310) 880-1255
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/theandrewyoung
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/SwitchKillProductions
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/theandrewlyoung
Me in my natural habitat, Photo Credit: Blake C. Hollaway