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Andrew co-founded Cedar Island Films together Henrik Meyer in 2018. They’ve produced THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS (NFB/TELUS/TELEFILM) by Jennifer Abbott (The Corporation) which won Best Canadian Feature Award at Planet in Focus and is being screened at RIDM (Montreal) and IDFA 2020 (Amsterdam), the world’s biggest documentary festival. Other projects include THE SEARCH, a feature documentary for the CBC with Shaman Films and the Canadian/German feature doc co-production THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN (ZDF/ARTE/NFB) which won the WIFTV Artistic Merit Award at VIFF 2019 and is available on Amazon Prime Video.
THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS, their most recent production, is described as "perhaps the most visceral, reasoned call to action for humanity since “An Inconvenient Truth”.
Previously, Andrew executive produced the award-winning doc series EMERGENCY ROOM: LIFE & DEATH AT VGH for The Knowledge Network/Discovery and HIGH MOON, a pilot co-venture with Universal Cable Productions and GASTOWN GAMBLE for the OWN Network. He produced SK8 LIFE which premiered at the Sundance International Film Festival.
Andrew is on the Branch Council of the CMPA - BC Producers Branch, Co-chair of the CMPA IR Committee and on the Film Advisory Board for Langara College. He's the founder of Crazy8s and volunteers with Al Gore's Climate Reality Project to help educate people about climate change.
Henrik Meyer immigrated to Canada as an accomplished German producer and now lives together with his husband in Vancouver’s Westend.
He jump-started his producing career with the most successful German theatrical release in 1995, Rainer Kaufmann’s hit comedy TALK OF THE TOWN and became the inaugural head of Studio Hamburg's LETTERBOX shingle. His last production in Germany was Margarethe von Trotta’s award-winning Venice-contender ROSENSTRASSE, which received a gala presentation at TIFF and became one of the most successful foreign-language films at the US box-office in 2004.
His first film in Canada a year later was Paul Fox’s EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN based on renown author/artist Douglas Coupland’s script, winning Leo Awards for Best Picture and Best Screenplay as well as Best Canadian Film at VIFF. Since then, Henrik has produced television programs and feature films in Canada, most of them with European partners, including 2013 Berlinale-contender GOLD and multi-award-winning SHANA–THE WOLF’S MUSIC.
Henrik co-founded Cedar Island Films with Andrew Williamson in 2018, jointly producing the feature-length documentaries THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN, THE SEARCH and THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS as well as service producing German television in British Columbia and the Yukon.
He increasingly focusses on LGBTQ2S+ content in his professional life and on Buddhist practice and studies in his personal life.
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