Andrea Cornwell is a producer working across feature film, documentary and television.
She is currently in post-production on SAINT MAUD for BFI and Film4; a debut feature from writer-director Rose Glass.
Her most recent released film is the award-winning feature APOSTASY which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, followed by festival plays at San Sebastian, London and Mumbai. The film is backed by the BFI, Creative England, BBC Films and Great Point Media. APOSTASY was released in cinemas by Curzon Artificial Eye in 2018. The film was nominated for three BIFAs and a BAFTA, and won numerous awards including WGGB Best Debut, IWC BFI Prize and Best British Film at the Screen Awards.
In 2015 Andrea became the head of Grain Labs - a new feature film venture from the team behind the Oscar-nominated film "Virunga". Grain Labs is a development fund to produce theatrical films and feature documentaries. With Grain Labs, Andrea produced the documentary BRUCE LEE & THE OUTLAW with director Joost Vandebrug, and is currently in post production on the feature documentary THE SEAHORSE with director Jeanie Finlay launching at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.
Previous released films include the adaptation of the bestselling novel SUITE FRANCAISE. The film stars Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ruth Wilson, Sam Riley and Margot Robbie and was a production for eOne, TF1, The Weinstein Company and BBC Films.
In 2013 she produced the sci-fi movie LAST DAYS ON MARS for Universal Pictures / Focus Features / BFI starring Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, Romola Garai and Elias Koteas. The film received its world premiere in Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
Other completed films include MICRO MEN starring Martin Freeman for the BBC (nominated for RTS, Grierson & Broadcast Digital Awards); and the award-winning feature film THE SCOUTING BOOK FOR BOYS directed by Tom Harper for Film4/Pathe.
As producer she has also made the documentaries LESSONS IN ARCHITECTURE (Arts Council of Scotland), and ALIVE (Channel 4) with director Saul Metzstein; and a series of award-winning short films released in UK cinemas for Paramount Comedy and the Sci-Fi Channel. As a line producer she has worked on films including SHE A CHINESE (WarpX / Film4 / UK Film Council, 2010 Winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno); TRANSIT (MTV International); THE YELLOW HOUSE (Channel 4); MY LIFE AS A POPAT (ITV) and COLOSSEUM (BBC). Other production credits include the features HUMAN TRAFFIC and AN IDEAL HUSBAND.
From 1999-2004 Andrea worked at the First Film Foundation running schemes including New Directions promoting film talent in London, New York and LA. While at First Film, Andrea wrote two editions of the popular book for new filmmakers First Facts. In 2013 Andrea was selected as the UK’s Producer on the Move by European Film Promotions. In 2009 she was nominated as one of the British Council’s Young Screen Entrepreneurs of the Year.