Andrew James

Andrew James is the writer/director of UNA VIDA MEJOR and the co-producer/co-director of the feature-length documentary CLEANFLIX. UNA VIDA MEJOR, a social awareness drama depicting the lives and struggles of migrant workers in Southern California, screened at festivals worldwide and was the recipient of the Special Jury Prize for artistic vision at the 2008 Cinequest Film Festival. CLEANFLIX, a feature-length documentary about the short-lived sanitized film movement and the Mormon culture from which it sprang, had its world premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival where it garnered praise from audiences and critics alike. Since its premiere, CLEANFLIX has screened at more than 25 festivals world-wide, including The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Michael Moore’s invite-only Traverse City Film Festival, and the Stranger Than Fiction film series at the IFC Center. More recently, CLEANFLIX was the recipient of the Best Documentary Award at the 2010 New York United Film Festival. Currently, Andrew is helping produce a feature-length documentary about Mormon Feminism and recently joined the programming team for the Salt Lake City Film Festival. Andrew has a BA in English Literature from Brigham Young University.