Vic Mensa “V TAPE: Visual Album”

Andre Muir

Writer and director Andre Muir is the son of two 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.

While Andre recently moved to NYC, he maintains deep connections with his creative community in Chicago. He most recently 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.

Andre was part of the 2019 SHOOT New Directors Showcase.