After graduating from Sussex University with a First Class degree in English Lit, Andrea went head first into film-making. A short film and a test commercial took her from being a runner at commercials production company BFCS to being signed as one of their directors. After a couple of music videos and a handful of commercials Andrea jumped ship to the BBC. Andrea spent eight years at BBC Broadcast, now Red Bee Media. During that time she wrote and directed a number of high profile campaigns across a multitude of channels. Highlights include working on an award winning trail for BBC World with John Simpson and picking up a Gold Promax for writing and directing a campaign for Cbeebies. As well as making commercials and promos, Andrea has also directed drama at the BBC. First making a short for BBC One’s ‘Brief Encounters’ series and going on to direct three blocks of the continuing drama ‘Doctors’. Andrea also directed second unit for 35mm feature ‘Blessed’, starring Heather Graham and James Purfoy. Andrea’s work has a flair for strong casting, achieving engaging and authentic performances from actors and non actors alike. Her gentle, insightful approach has seen great results, nurturing some particularly special performances in her campaign for Sky Arts and recent work for Tesco. Andrea is represented as a director in commercials and content by Dark Energy. She is Founding Director of production agency Think Make Create with Marcus Jones and Jacquie Beaumont.