After a decade growing up in Japan after witnessing the untimely death of his mother, an army brat returns home to his family’s restaurant in North Carolina to a hometown being taken over by a violent local gang just as hostilities boil over into an all-out war.
Andrew Irvin was born and raised throughout Central Ohio, living and attending school in Newark, Granville, and all around Columbus. He attended college in Gambier, Ohio. While there, he pursued his interests in music, film, and dance by organizing, recording, and participating in a wide number of concerts, shooting his first feature film, Work It Out, in the moments between shows and parties.
Avid about documenting media, he also constructed and operated Kenyon’s radio station recording studio, recording for various student and outside musicians. After working on various student films at Northwestern University in 2008 and a stint as a video store clerk at Chicago’s Odd Obsession Movies, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he was involved in film and music projects prior to relocating to Fiji, where he currently works in environmental conservation.