Andrew Ellis creates films that highlight injustice and challenge stereotypes through intimate storytelling and award-winning cinematography — including his two short films, Jonah and Zo Kew Zo (both at Mountainfilm 2017). His documentary Figure Father grapples with the emotional challenges of release from prison, while his quirky, comedic portrait documentary Eleanor Ambos Interiors flips ageism and gender stereotypes on their heads. Ellis teaches cinematography at New York University, and he created a film education program for an NGO in Southern California that works with undocumented immigrants. His film They Came at Night was created to encourage communities in Central Africa to accept defectors from the Lord's Resistance Army peacefully. Ellis is the co-founder of the art collective Nomadique; a full-time resident of Brooklyn, New York; and the director of Life After Water (Mountainfilm 2016), which examines the impact of the drought in California’s Central Valley through the eyes of a small family farmer.