Andrew Young is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award winning Director, Producer, Director of Photography and Writer, and the Co-Founder of Archipelago Films, Inc., a New York-based production company. He has had a distinguished career making imperatively, cutting-edge natural history and character-based films for clients such as HBO, National Geographic, NBC, PBS, and the BBC. His films have garnered multiple Emmy Awards, The Roger Ebert Award and top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including the Grand Jury Prize. Young works in both fiction and documentary genres, often with his filmmaking partner, Susan Todd. With a Master's Degree from Yale University in Physical Anthropology, he has extensive experience in science and animal behavior.Their most recent film is the 3D Giant Screen/IMAX film, Backyard Wilderness, a 3D Giant Screen/IMAX® film, which swept the 2018 GSCA Awards, winning "Best Short Film", "Best Cinematography", "Best Visual Effects", and "Best Life Long Learning", among many other honors. Past work at Archipelago Films includes award winning films such as Children of Fate which was nominated for an Oscar and also received the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival; Lives in Hazard, about the lure of gangs in Los Angeles which received a Director's Guild of America nomination and premiered on prime time NBC with an introduction by President Bill Clinton; Americanos which aired on HBO, and won Best Documentary at the Alma Awards, as well as many other films like The Last Royals, Deadly Messengers and Madagascar: A World Apart.Young is an award-winning Director of Photography who most recently won the "Best Giant Screen Cinematography Award" for Backyard Wilderness. He has received the Excellence in Cinematography Award at Sundance three times as well as an Emmy Award, and the Cinematography Prize at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Together with Todd, he co-founded Arise Media, a non-profit 501(c)3 aimed at making high-end educational media about the most pressing environmental issues of our time. Young's world class cinematography is shot primarily in 4K and 8K digital where he uses probe lenses, inventive motion-control rigs, time-lapse, and high-speed frame rates to capture wildlife and landscape in never-before-seen ways.