Andrew Michael Ellis is a filmmaker who uses intimate storytelling to raise consciousness around complex social issues. His work has been featured by Sundance, DOC NYC, and Camerimage, as well as outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Most recently, Andrew spent the past year working with film director Terrence Malick, as both an editor, and 2nd unit cinematographer.
Second Shot investigates the complexities of the US parole process through the lens of one of New York’s most examined murders of the early 90’s: a shootout on Christmas night during a screening of Godfather III. Through intimate storytelling from both the victim and perpetrator, the film exposes the impossibility of using punishment as a form of healing. Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis (27 min)