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“A Roundabout Road to Broadway” wins three awards

Proud to announce that my recent TV special, “A Roundabout Road to Broadway” with Neil Patrick Harris, has just been honored with a 2017 Telly Award, an AVA Digital Gold Award AND a Hermes Creative Gold Award.  Pop the champagne!   Watch it here.

1 HYSC Festival News

HAVE YOU SEEN CALVIN? wins Best Short Film at the 2016 Chicago Comedy Film Festival!  It capped an incredible weekend with good folks celebrating funny films in The Windy City.  On behalf of Calvin and all those like him – thank you, Chicago!

2 Couch Surfer

Love for COUCH SURFER just in from UK FILM REVIEW: “Fans of Lawton’s in your face style will be in their element with this charming and wickedly funny short…There is a delightful cheekiness to Lawton’s story that is as endearing as it is humorous.” [full review]

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3 A Roundabout Road to Broadway

From PLAYBILL.COM in advance of our NBC premiere: “One of the most remarkable comeback stories in NYC history… A ROUNDABOUT ROAD TO BROADWAY chronicles the theatre’s road to success, revealing the artistic leaps of faith along the way — from producing plays out of a supermarket basement, to battling bankruptcy, to becoming one of New York’s most reputable cultural institutions.” [full review]

WINNER: Best Overall Short Film – Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2016
Nominated: Best Short Film (Narrative) – Burbank International Film Festival 2016
Nominated: Best Short Film (Comedy) – Black Bear Film Festival 2016
Nominated: Best Short Film – New Haven International Film Festival 2016

WINNER: 2017 Telly Award
WINNER: Hermes Creative Awards – 2017 Gold Award
WINNER: Creativity International Awards – 2017 Gold Award
WINNER: AVA Digital Awards – 2017 Gold Award

Nominated: Best Short Film (Narrative) – Atlanta International Film Festival 2010
Nominated: Best Short Film (Narrative Drama) – Indie Memphis Film Festival 2009
Nominated: Best Short Film (Narrative) – Cape May Film Festival 2010

Nominated: Best Short Film (Comedy) –  New Haven International Film Festival 2017

Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Lawton hails from Melbourne, Australia, and has spent the past fifteen years working as a director, producer and writer for many of the biggest names in the industry. Most recently, Andrew directed Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Neeson, Helen Mirren and Alec Baldwin in ‘A Roundabout Road to Broadway’ for NBC. He followed this project directing Jane Krakowski in ‘From Basements to Broadway’ and Vanessa Williams in ‘Thriving Through Theatre’.

Andrew is the writer/director of the films ‘Couch Surfer’, ‘Have You Seen Calvin?’, ‘Rain’, ‘Some Guy Called Toby’ and ‘Wake’, the latter premiering at New York’s Tribeca Cinema before competing at the famed Atlanta Film Festival.  Most recently his comedy, ‘Have You Seen Calvin?’ won Best Short Film at Chicago Comedy Film Festival.

Andrew has also directed numerous television commercials for various brands and multiple music videos for Universal Music Group.  He first moved to New York on full scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with his MFA in 2003. He currently resides by the water in Battery Park City with his wife, Darcy, and has no doubt that THIS is the year his Jets win the Superbowl.

Kinetic Studios
I’m the owner of Kinetic Studios, a production company we’ve established in Lower Manhattan that produces much of the content that I’ve directed.  We’ve grown the studio in a pretty incredible four-story building in the seaport that dates back over 200 years. Back then ships used to actually sail into the building to unload cargo before heading back out to sea.

Today, what’s old is new again because we’ve packed Kinetic with cutting-edge technology to power every production. The Kinetic team welcomes the challenge of driving every stage of a project too. Casting, scripting, scouting, production management, filming (naturally!), editing, animation, scoring… it’s all in our wheelhouse because, well, we live and breathe this stuff!

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