Andrew Kenneth Gay is an independent feature filmmaker and an Assistant Professor of Digital Cinema at Southern Oregon University.
As a writer/director Andrew has received multiple awards and over 50 official selections at festivals across the globe, and he has worked as a professional production coordinator, production manager, and assistant director on numerous commercials, reality shows, and features, including media for Spike TV, VH1, the Discovery Channel, and Disney. He also does consulting work with other independent filmmakers, writing feature budgets, business plans, and offering script notes for producers in search of financing. His latest film is a documentary called Highly Sought After, about the worldwide babywearing movement.
Andrew sits on the board of Southern Oregon Film and Media and serves on the advisory council of the Ashland Independent Film Festival.
He publishes his own website dedicated to screenplay studies, Screenplayology, and his research in this area has been presented at the juried conferences of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the University Film and Video Association, the International Society for the Study of Narrative, and the Screenwriting Research Network. His peer-reviewed work on entrepreneurial screenwriting strategies was recently published in the Journal of Screenwriting.
Andrew lives with his wife Angelyn, daughters Calliope and Darwin, and canine children Gobot and Mahjong in Ashland, Oregon.