Andrew Hafitz has been editing films since 1995. Along the way, he's collaborated with seasoned directors and newcomers alike, including Brad Anderson (Welcome to Beirut, 2017), Larry Clark (Ken Park, 2002; Bully, 2001), Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress, 2012; The Last Days of Disco, 1998), and Meera Menon (Equity, 2016).
Three of his films with younger directors have premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, including Equity, Don't Let Me Drown (Cruz Angeles, 2009), and Here (Braden King, 2011). In 2015, the micro-budget Naz & Maalik, written and directed by another young collaborator, Jay Dockendorf, premiered at SXSW in advance of winning Best LGBT Film at Nashville and garnering a shared Best Actor award for its two leads, Curtiss Cook Jr. and Kerwin Johnson Jr., at Outfest Los Angeles.
Andy has also frequently crossed over into non-fiction cinema. His documentary credits range from a portrait of author Mark Epstein and sculptor Arlene Shechet for Rebecca Dreyfus's On Meditation series (2015) to several David Schisgall films, including the feature The Lifestyle: Group Sex in the Suburbs (1999). He also edited Schisgall's "True Life: I'm in Iraq," winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Network News Documentary for MTV in 2005.
He has mentored young filmmakers in affiliation with a variety of institutions, including NYU, SVA, the Independent Feature Project, the Creative Coalition, and, most recently, the Manhattan Edit Workshop, where he served as Artist in Residence.
Currently Andy is cutting Welcome to Beirut, a Tony Gilroy–scripted political thriller starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike as hostage negotiators.
A graduate of Yale University with a degree in comparative literature, Andy is passionate about telling stories in film language that is both articulate and emotional. He lives in Manhattan and Willow, NY, with his wife, Robin.