Andrew Hiss

Instructor of Motion Picture Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy

M.F.A., Film, Columbia University; B.A., English and Art History, Tufts University

Andrew Hiss is an independent screenwriter and filmmaker.  Before coming to Interlochen, he taught film directing, screenwriting and script and film analysis at Cornell University, where he was nominated for the Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award and named a Merrill Presidential Scholar Most Influential Teacher.

Andrew has written feature-length screenplays and directed short films.  His film work has been awarded funding through Columbia University and through a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  His most recent script, "The Sun King of Eastbrook, Maine" was a winner at the Columbia University Film Festival and named a quarterfinalist for the Nicholl Fellowship.  Before turning to filmmaking, Andrew was a guitar builder in Maine and Hawaii.