A gifted filmmaker who has the courage to address challenging issues in depth and with integrity. His work is infused with creativity and executed with exquisite craftsmanship.
— Susan Folkman PhD, Former Director, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Wilson’s camera is sensitive yet unflinching... a subtle and powerful effectiveness.
— Ian Buckwalter, DCist


Founder and president of Open Eye Pictures, Andy is a multi-award winning, Oscar-shortlisted and Emmy-nominated maker of creative non-fiction films. He is also a skilled cinematographer and photographer. After enrolling in the Medill School of Journalism, Andy received a BA in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University and an MA in visual anthropology from the University of Southern California where he also studied at the School of Cinema. Andy's approach emphasizes visual imagery as a way to bridge disparate parts, peoples and ideas. While his work takes on controversial themes, he uses the filmmaking process as an opportunity to encourage compassion and action. His most recent production ALFREDO'S FIRE (IL FUOCO DI ALFREDO) premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and received a CINE Best Independent Documentary jury award. The ITVS-funded film THE GROVE was broadcast nationally on PBS and was awarded Best Documentary at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Released theatrically, his acclaimed film UNDER OUR SKIN is the recipient of seven best documentary awards at international film festivals and was an Academy Award semifinalist for Best Documentary Feature. The sequel, UNDER OUR SKIN 2: EMERGENCE received top honors from the National Health Information Association. Andy's previous films have garnered numerous awards, including a national Emmy nomination, and been shown on HBO, PBS, CBC, the Showtime Networks, and in theaters and film festivals worldwide. A recipient of a Pew Charitable Trust Fellowship in Dance/Media, he is the two-time Grand Prize recipient at the Dance on Camera Film Festival. Andy is a past budget director of the film distribution cooperative New Day Films, board director of the Jewish Film Institute, and member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He has been recognized by the Northern California Marin Arts Council as Outstanding Artist, and by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with honors for Outstanding Documentary Achievement. He has received numerous foundation grants, including the California Council for the Humanities, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Laurance Rockefeller Foundation, the Columbia Foundation, the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Educational Foundation of America. In addition to making films, Andy teaches unique film and photo workshops, including Intimacy & Exposure: The Alchemy of Photography at the renowned Esalen Institute.


  • Academy Award Semifinalist, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

  • National Emmy Award Nomination, National Association of Television Arts & Sciences

  • Outstanding Documentary Achievement, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

  • Outstanding Artist Award, Marin Arts Council

  • Pew Charitable Trusts Fellowship, UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance

  • Certificate of Distinguished Achievement, International Documentary Association

  • CINE Best Documentary & Golden Eagle Awards

  • Best Cinematography, National Health & Medical Media Awards

  • Visionary Award, Turn the Corner Foundation