photo by Jennifer McClure

Photographer, Filmmaker
Montreal/New York

Andi State is a Montreal and Hudson NY based filmmaker and photographer. She was born and raised in Romania, grew up in Canada, and now lives in the USA, all factors informing her worldview. She explores reality through film and photographs focusing on concepts of community, often involving landscape and music. Self-taught, with a view informed by a bachelor's degree in political science with minors in philosophy and theatre, her work explores events in life reflecting the depths of human existence. She examines life on earth at this time.

Andi has made several feature films, her first as  producer was the dark comedy Peepers (2010), funded by Telefilm and distributed by E1 Entertainment, which was nominated for five Canadian Comedy Awards and three ACTRA Awards. She diverted from mainstream filmmaking after that, making three experimental documentaries with a camcorder, directing, shooting, and editing; 'Suuns Europe 2011' which premiered at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema, 'The Shigawake Movie', a portrait of a small town fair commissioned by CBC’s Absolutely Quebec, and 'The Pop Movie', supported by the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec.  On the photography side, Andi’s photos have been published in Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Dazed, and Fashion, and she self-published Death Valley in 2017, a book of photographic landscapes. She is currently working on the music series, Off the Floor, and a new film about the Hudson River.

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