Andrew Hafitz has been editing films since 1995. Along the way, he's collaborated with seasoned directors and newcomers alike, including Lodge Kerrigan (Keane, 2004), Larry Clark (Ken Park, 2002; Bully, 2001), and Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress, 2012; The Last Days of Disco, 1998).
Three of his films with younger directors have premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance, including Don't Let Me Drown (Cruz Angeles, 2009), Here (Braden King, 2011), and Equity (Meera Menon, 2016), which will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. In 2015, the micro-budget Naz & Maalik, written and directed by another young collaborator, Jay Dockendorf, premiered at SXSW on its way to a distribution deal with Wolfe Releasing. Naz & Maalik also won Best LGBT Film at Nashville, and its two leads, Curtiss Cook Jr. and Kerwin Johnson Jr., shared the Best Actor award 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.
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.