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PRODUCER

WRITER

DIRECTOR

Andrew "Andy" Cohen is a 3-time Emmy nominated, independent filmmaker and journalist. 

He produced, directed or wrote several award-winning documentaries such as Dealers among Dealers (1996)Killing Kasztner (2008)Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012, short-listed for Best Documentary Academy Award®)The World Before Her (2012, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival)Hooligan Sparrow (2016, short-listed for Best Documentary Academy Award®)Human Flow (2017, short-listed for Best Documentary Academy Award®)Ximei (2020, winner Movies that Matter Activist Award), Beijing Spring (2021, Amnesty Int’l/FIFA Jury Award), and To Kill a Tiger (2022, Best Canadian Feature Film, Toronto International Film Festival). These films were shown at the FIFDH Geneva, Movies That Matter, Venice Film Festival, Telluride, Tribeca, Traverse City, Toronto International Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival among others, and broadcast on PBS, BBC, UK Ch4, ARTE, Netflix, and Amazon.​

 

Cohen also directed and wrote a nine-part series of short films on China’s leading contemporary artists in collaboration with Art Asia Pacific for which he is a contributing editor.

Crossing over from documentary to fiction, Cohen produced his first narrative feature, Little Death (2022), starring David Schwimmer, directed by Jack Begert, written by Dani Goffstein and Jack Begert, produced along with Psycho Films and Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures.

FILMOGRAPHY

 

FEATURE FILMS

 

Dealers Among Dealers (1996) writer, producer

Killing Kasztner (2008) writer, producer

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) producer

The World Before Her (2012) producer

Hooligan Sparrow (2016) producer

Human Flow (2017) producer

Ximei (2019) writer, director, producer

Beijing Spring (2021) writer, director, producer

To Kill a Tiger (2022) producer, creative consultant

Little Death (2022) producer

Talking Tacheles (2022) writer, director, producer

Title Shot (2023) writer, producer

Village Gate (2023) writer, director, producer

Ravensbruck (2023) writer, director, producer

Tibetan Void (2024) writer, director, producer

 

SHORT FILMS

       

Off the Page Li Xianting (2010) writer, director 

Invisible Presence Yan Pei-Ming (2011) writer, director

My Personal Universe Zhan Wang (2012) writer, director

Reasoning with Idols Wang Guangyi (2012) writer, director

The Sting of Freedom Fang Lijun (2012) writer, director

I’m Almost Crazy Liu Xiaodong (2013) writer, director

Liberté Ma Desheng (2013) writer, director

Headless Disco Kesang Lamdark (2013) writer, director

Holding Up Half the Sky Yu Hong (2013) writer, director

Arrested Deng Chuanbin (2019) writer, director

La Petite Mort (2019) producer 

Release the Children Wang Zang (2021) writer, director

SELECTED WRITINGS

The Mirrored Facades of Utopia Zhang Wang (AAP 67, 2010)

Shall we shake on it? Chinese Contemporary Art Market
(AAP 70,
2010)

Off the Page Li Xianting (AAP 71, 2010)

Scorching Sun of Tibet (AAP 72, 2011)

Portraits of Power Mao Xuhui (AAP 72, 2011)

Capitalizing on Communism (AAP 73, 2011)
A Horse Named Caveat
(AAP 74, 2011)

Ai Weiwei, on the imprisonment and release

from jail (AAP 74, 2011)

Chollywood vs. Hollywood (AAP 75, 2011)

Out on a Limb Wang Keping (AAP 76, 2011)

Reasoning with Idols Wang Guangyi (AAP 77 and Skira Press, 2012)

Where I Work Ai Weiwei (AAP 83, 2013)

The Shadow of Laughter Yue Minjun (AAP 84, 2013)

Eternal Spring Ma Desheng (AAP 87, 2014)

Help Yan Pei Ming (AAP 87, 2014)

Buddha and Beer Kesang Lamdark (Rossi & Rossi, 2018)

Generation Fake: Ai Weiwei in LA (AAP, 2018)

China and the Golden Veins of Henan (Global Geneva 2019)

The Story of Chi Xiaoning and His Smuggled Camera (M+ Stories, 2020)

Covid-19: Is the Swiss government engaged in false news and not doing its job? (Global Geneva, 2020)

The Shame of John Calvin: Will “Black Lives Matter” force Switzerland to finally acknowledge its own history of human rights abusers? (Le News, Global Geneva, 2020)

The Democrats’ New Clothes (Global Geneva, 2020)

The Switzerland-China Agreement: the dangers of becoming Beijing’s security satellite (Global Geneva, WhoWhatWhy, 2021)

Filling the Void Kesang Lamdark (Skira Press 2021)

Kesang Lamdark's monograph, Skira Press 2021Filling the Void

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