Writer and director Andre Muir is the son Jamaican immigrants, born in Rogers Park, Chicago and now living in Brooklyn, NY. As an artist, Andre creates spiritual stories, juxtaposing sound and image into an experience of non-linear perception. He uses his voice as a filmmaker to evoke a feeling in audiences and say something about our world.
His award-winning debut short film “4 Corners” is a deeply personal film that examines gun violence in the neighborhood where he grew up. “4 Corners” won the Best Short Film at the DC International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film at the MIFF, and the Jury Prize Elevated Films Shorts Competition. “4 Corners” made its online premiere on Directors Library. Andre’s sophomore short “Patois”, a film about the Afro-Diaspora immigrant experience and the myth of black girlhood won the Best Short at the Chicago Film Festival.
While Andre recently moved to NYC, he maintains deep connections with his creative community in Chicago. He directed a visual album for fellow Chicagoan, Vic Mensa, for his mixtape V-TAPE. The anthology MV creates a portrait of Vic while exploring issues of community in the Southside of Chicago, the Black experience, Vic’s African roots and religion. Follow up music videos include another project with Vic Mensa featuring Chance the Rapper and Wyclef Jean.
Andre was part of the SHOOT New Directors Showcase.