Andrew MacLean

Writer / Director

New York, NY, US


Andrew Okpeaha MacLean is an Iñupiaq filmmaker originally from Alaska, living now in Brooklyn, NY. Previous credits include the short films NATCHILIAGNIAQTUGUK AAPAGALU: SEAL HUNTING WITH DAD, which played at the Sundance film Festival, SIKUMI, which won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at Sundance, and the feature film ON THE ICE, which won a Crystal Bear and the Best First Feature Prize at the Berlinale. In his hometown of Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow, Alaska), Andrew co-founded the Iñupiat Theater, which was dedicated to performing shown entirely in the Iñupiaq language. He currently teaches directing in New York University’s Graduate Film Program, of which he is also an alumnus. Andrew is currently developing his second feature film, QIMMIT.