Born and raised in Chicago, Andrew DAVIS started out his work in motion pictures as an assistant cameraman to renowned cinematographer and director Haskell WEXLER on Medium Cool. He then became a director of photography on numerous award-winning television commercials and documentaries, including fifteen studio and independent features.
He made his directorial debut in 1978 with the critically acclaimed independent musical Stony Island, which he also co-wrote and produced. After that he moved into the director’s chair full-time on Code of Silence, Above the Law, and Under Siege. It’s in 1993 that Davis directed the Academy Award nominated box-office hit, The Fugitive, starring Harrison FORD and Tommy Lee JONES – who earned JONES a Best Supporting Actor award, and seven Academy Award nominations. A Perfect Murder and Chain Reaction followed leading to his directing and producing Holes, Louis SACHAR’s children’s novel starring Shia LABEOUF, Patricia ARQUETTE and Sigourney WEAVER, then in 2007 the Disney/Touchstone feature film The Guardian starring Kevin COSTNER and Ashton KUTCHER. He collaborated in 2013 on Haskell WEXLER’s documentary Four Days in Chicago.
Presently, DAVIS is developing several projects through his Santa Barbara based production company, Chicago Pacific Entertainment, including book adaptations and documentaries.
A Q&A session will takes place with the director Andrew DAVIS, following the screening of his film The Fugitive. The session will be moderated by Béatrice THOMAS-WACHSBERGER, film journalist and master of ceremony. Andrew DAVIS will also introduce the film Medium Cool