Born in Chile, Andrés Gallegos discovered his passion for films at an early stage of his life. In 2008 he graduated with a degree in audio-visual communications at Uniacc, in Santiago de Chile. He has shot more than fifteen short films and six feature films to date as a DP. Andrés was awarded Best Cinematography at Fesancor (Santiago Short Film) Festival for Axion, when he was just twenty-two years old. Motivated by his passion for cinematography, Andrés moved to California to earn his MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University, where he graduated and received the Graduate Award for Distinguished Achievement. His work has screened at Cannes, Raindance, Mill Valley, Valdivia and more.
Like any art form, cinema is constantly looking for mutations; mutations to create new representations of the human condition. I think that the cinematic experience is a theatrical illusion that uses narrative or non-narrative structures as a technic for interpersonal persuasion. I strongly believe that one of the key goals of cinema is to expand the conciseness of society. The democratization of film production has changed the rules of the game, allowing the rising of new cinematic visions. Exciting!