Raised on Marvel Comics, pop culture of the 80’s and 90’s and the movies of James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and John Hughes – Andrew Bowen’s enthusiastic work ethic, hilarious comedic instincts and infectious love for film has been a driving force behind his over two decades of work in the film and television industry.
Bowen began his career as an actor, making his hilarious debut as a regular on FOX’s long running sketch comedy series MAD TV (where his impressions of Keanu Reeves and Nic Cage are still legendary). Bowen has worked steadily since, appearing in 87 Film and TV productions to date (from SHAMELESS to NCIS), over 150 national commercials, lending his Voice to brands from LEXUS to McDONALDS and some of the most successful video game titles of all time – working with entertainment greats from Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead) and Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Leverage) to James Mangold (Logan) and Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape). Bowen used these productions as opportunities to immerse himself in the entire filmmaking process in his continuing efforts to expand his craft and grow his skills as a filmmaker.
Some of Andrew’s notable acting credits include his beautiful work opposite Uma Thurman in THE GIFT, as the repulsively funny Reggie in the horror anthology HOLIDAYS, his multiple incarnations of Jack in the drama A BOY CALLED PO and voicing fan favorite character “Johnny Cage” in WB’s massive MORTAL KOMBAT video game series.
In 2018, Andrew shifted focus back to his directing and producing aspirations with the release of his award winning comedic, sci-fi, action-adventure short film The 716Th. Written, produced, edited, starring, production designed and directed by Bowen – the hugely entertaining and ambitious short’s combination of comedy, high adventure, endearing characters, VFX and scope (a remarkable feat considering his budget of only 10K) landed it the honor of world premiering at The Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. The film’s overwhelmingly positive audience and critical reception led to its platform debut on Amazon Prime Video in November (where the short has been tracking a solid 5 OUT OF 5 STAR customer rating).
Andrew is currently in active development on several projects including the expanded-format version(s) of the 716th – which are already making the rounds and quickly gaining early buyer interest – and poised with his remarkable VFX team, to do for sci-fi films what Jason Blum did for horror.