Los Angeles, California, United States
ANDREW AHN is a queer Korean American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. Ahn's latest feature FIRE ISLAND (Searchlight Pictures) starring Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, and Margaret Cho is currently streaming on Hulu and Disney+ internationally. The film won the Ensemble Tribute at the 2023 Gotham Awards and was nominated for a PGA, ACE Eddie, and Independent Spirit Award.
Ahn's sophomore feature DRIVEWAYS premiered at the 2019 Berlinale and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Screenplay and Best Lead Actress for Hong Chau. DRIVEWAYS was named one of the top 10 independent films of 2020 by the National Board of Review. Ahn's first film SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in US Dramatic Competition and won a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance. The film went on to win the 2017 John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award.
Ahn has directed fiction and documentary television for Netflix, FX, HBO Max, CBS, and the Sundance Channel. He has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices, Outfest’s OutSet, and the Sundance Institute's Native Filmmaker Lab. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).