We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Rose and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrew, why did you pursue a creative career?
I chose to pursue this path because when I was very young, I was lucky enough to have a family that instilled in me the importance of being happy. They always reminded me that if I’m going to spend such a significant portion of my life working, it needs to be doing something that doesn’t make me miserable. And when I’m exploring my imagination or discussing creative ideas with friends, that is when I am at my absolute happiest. And I think these past few years have only reaffirmed my choice. Even if it means certain sacrifices in the short term, in the long run, I know in my heart it’s the only way I can live.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m very thankful for my American/French heritage and London Film School training. Being able to draw on those international experiences and ideas to incorporate into my creative work has really helped me recently. I’m lucky to have experienced that. I’m also lucky to have been able to study subjects other than film. I think my undergrad background in international politics greatly informed my screenwriting process, particularly when it comes to research and re-writing.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Alex Nozick. Brian Spadafora. Eduardo Andrade. Alex is an accomplished fine artist and former teacher of mine. Brian is a production designer and fine artist. Eduardo is a film composer and director of sound. And together they are my closest friends and creative collaborators. They are insanely talented and I love how humble they are about it. So it’s usually me reminding them just how brilliant they are. I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for them. They push me creatively in so many ways and really want me to succeed. I love them so much.
I’d also love to give a certain film a shoutout just because so few people saw it over here.
It’s called RIDERS OF JUSTICE. It might’ve been my favorite film from last year. It’s an absolutely brilliant Danish film that’s equal parts touching, hilarious, thrilling and action-packed – While simultaneously being the best film ever made about therapy. Everyone needs to see it.
photo credit: Adam Della Maggiora