Introducing Drew Leedy
Note from Andy: Orson Welles once said that “a poet needs a pen, a painter a brush, and a filmmaker an army.” I’m no Orson Welles, but I do owe much of my success to my own army of dedicated, creative, and hard-working interns. I’m giving each of them the opportunity to introduce themselves here, so that when they hit it big, you’ll remember where they started. Next up: Drew Leedy
My name is Drew Leedy. I’ve always been interested in movies and at first I wanted to be an actor. It’s strange to me now, but actors are what is obvious to people who don’t understand the rest of film production, so it makes sense that it’s acting I wanted to do as a child. As I learned more about movies I figured out that the creative aspects that I loved most are those behind the camera, not in front of it.
I first met Andy Blubaugh during high school when I took several film classes with him: first a crash course on narrative moviemaking, and then an experimental film course. I learned so much, and it was there that I got my first taste of film production. After high school and a year of general education at community college I moved to San Francisco to pursue a degree in motion pictures. Like a majority of new film students, I first wanted to be a director, but when I discovered cinematography, I fell in love. Now instead of following my favorite directors and their upcoming films, more often I follow my favorite cinematographers, and study their work. Now I look for work anywhere that has me behind the camera.