During Andy Robertson’s 21-year career, he has created a wide variety of program formats. His past work as an editor informs his expertise as a documentary director and series Showrunner. In 2015, he was the Showrunner of Esquire TV’s The Agent, a 9-part verité documentary series about NFL agents. Prior to that he was Executive Producer of Every Street United, an 8-part series about street soccer for Xbox Entertainment Studios which managed a 97% completion rate and has been download by more than 30 million viewers. The Short Game on Esquire TV captured the high pressure world of kid’s golf.
As a child, Robertson developed an interest in filmmaking after his 4th grade art teacher assigned a Super-8mm film as a class project. After studying Video Production in high school and then Film Studies at UC Santa Barbara, Andy began his career in Los Angeles in 1994.
His first professional Film Editing credit was the 1997 Miramax documentary feature Rhyme & Reason where his ability to find compelling stories and pair gripping narratives with a dynamic visual style was discovered. Other feature films he’s cut have included the groundbreaking We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists and The Internet’s Own Boy, which was short-listed for the 2015 Academy Awards.
On the Television front, he helped define emerging genres when he Edited and Co-Directed (with RJ Cutler) the first ever Emmy Winning reality series American High. That same year, he worked with Ted Haimes as Lead Editor on Temptation Island. Later he teamed with Morgan Spurlock on the documentary television series 30 Days and was Lead Editor and Supervising Producer on the controversial series Black. White. He received two Emmy Nominations for editing Project Runway, the first Reality Show to win a Peabody Award.
Robertson has also Directed and Produced several short documentaries for the Web including The Climate Reality Project: The Dirty Weather Report. He also produced the short documentary Susan and directed a promotional documentary for Al Gore’s new book, The Future, as well as the Public Service Announcement What Not To Say.
Andy is married to writer / producer Stephanie McCanles. Together they founded Trinoculus Films in East Los Angeles.