Andersen, Duane
Assistant Professor - Digital Media
CS 526A

Duane Andersen's CV
Last Updated: 2/1/19 -

Duane Andersen is a producer/director/writer and editor.

He is currently producing the documentary series THE SALAMANDER from directors Tyler Measom (AN HONEST LIAR) and Jared Hess (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, NACHO LIBRE, etc). The series is due on streaming services by 2020. 

His screenplay SAIGON VISITOR (co-written by Dave Boyle) is in pre-production from Gray Hat Productions and is scheduled to be filmmed in Vietnam from director Dave Boyle and producer Anderson Le.

Duane's feature directing debut, SUPERPOWERLESS, premiered at the prestigious Fantasia Film Festival in Montréal in July 2016. Variety reviewed the film, saying: "Directing his first feature, Andersen nonetheless sustains an offbeat, warm-centered appeal that’s tonally most reminiscent of early 1970s studio character whimsies like 'Slither' and 'Harold and Maude,' rather than subsequent, more cynical Amerindie comedies. Accomplished within its modest scale on all assembly levels, 'Superpowerless' ... does have a sociable vibe that could hardly be more genuine." The film is available on steaming services such as iTunes, Amazon, Youtube, Google Play and other pay-per-view outlets.

He co-directed the documentary feature 11/8/16 from producer Jeff Deutchman which premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and is available on Netflix. The film follows multiple storylines on the day of the historic Trump/Clinton election. Directed by an array of celebrated documentarians, Duane's portion of the film follows a Utah mom stumping for Evan McMullin.

Previously he produced and edited Dave Boyle’s films DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, SURROGATE VALENTINE (which premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival 2011 and 2012), as well as WHITE ON RICE and BIG DREAMS LITTLE TOKYO. He also helped produce and served as the production manager on Boyle’s Spirit Award nominated MAN FROM RENO. He helped produce the award-winning documentary AN HONEST LIAR about magician James “The Amazing” Randi, directed by Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein which premiered at Tribeca.

Other films that he’s helped produce include CONGRATULATIONS by Juan Carderelli and Eric Levy; A PICTURE OF YOU by J.P. Chan; YES, WE’RE OPEN by Richard Wong; MUST COME DOWN by Kenny Riches; and LAST KIND WORDS by Kevin Barker. Duane directed the short film THE LEMONADE TRADE, which has played at family film festivals throughout the world. He currently has several projects in various stages of development, including the drama FACING EAST, which he co-wrote with SUPERPOWERLESS co-star Guinevere Turner (AMERICAN PSYCHO, GO FISH, THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE). Duane writes the popular micro-budget filmmaking blog “Low, Ultra-Low and No” and teaches film production at Utah Valley University.