Nick Andrus is a DGA Unit Production Manager based in Los Angeles. A graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Nick works on independent feature films, commercials, music videos and shorts. Nick is on the DGA 3rd Area Qualification List.
In 2011, Nick line produced a film called “Boys of Abu Ghraib,” starring Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, Rudy). “Boys of Abu Ghraib,” which was filmed in New Mexico, showed at select AMC theaters around the country in 2014 and is currently available on Netflix.
In 2012, Nick traveled to New York City to line produce feature films: “The Challenger,” starring recently departed Oscar-nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (Green Mile) and “Contest,” starring Kenton Duty of the Disney Channel show “Shake it Up!”. “The Challenger” screened at select Regal Cinema theatres around the country.
In 2013, Nick worked in Los Angeles as a UPM on a Japanese/American film called “Masterless,” the story of an architect whose personal tragedies lead him into a mysterious Japanese spirit world.
Nick UPMed four feature films in 2014: “Girl on the Edge,” starring Peter Coyote (E.T.), “Baby Steps,” a Taiwanese-American co-production,”From Here to There,” a documentary about Parkour, and “Girl Flu,” starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica). Traveling to Athens to film Parkour athletes perform amongst ancient ruins was the highlight of a very busy year.
In 2015, Nick worked on the “The Greasy Strangler,” a bizarre and hilarious art-house horror film produced by Elijah Wood’s production company SpectreVision. The film screened this year at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Film Festival.
When not working, Nick likes to travel the world, having recently backpacked in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Israel.
Unit Production Manager
From Here to There (Documentary)
Girl on The Edge (formerly The Secret Place)
Fifth Horseman (short)