Andrew Harrison Brown

After his time as an enlisted forward observer in the U.S. Army, Andrew Harrison-Brown has spent the last decade working as a humanitarian and filmmaker in sub-Saharan Africa. Most recently, he was the producer, cinematographer and editor of Kifaru (Mountainfilm 2019; Audience Award at Full Frame, Grand Jury Winner at Slamdance). As the producer of Kifaru, Harrison-Brown secured exclusive access to the story of Sudan — the last northern white rhino male in existence — allowing the crew to capture the story of extinction in real time for the first time in history. As the editor for Kifaru, he was nominated by Jackson Wild for Best Editing. Prior to that, Harrison-Brown spent three years building relationships within northern Kenya’s poaching network, unveiling the intricacies of the illegal ivory trade as the producer of When Lambs Become Lions (Mountainfilm 2018; Best Editing, Tribeca Film Festival). Most recently, he directed a short film called Inseparable: Myia (Mountainfilm 2023). Andrew is a proud descendant of Chief Tarhe of the Huron-Wendat (First Nations of Canada). He also teaches directing at UNC School of the Arts in the film program and has been a programmer for feature documentaries for Slamdance Film Festival since 2021. 

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