ANDREW COHN is an Emmy Award-winning writer and director originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His film, The Last Shift, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures in over 150 cities nationwide. The movie stars two-time Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins and is executive produced by Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne. Prior to his work in fiction, Cohn was best known for his vérité style documentary films.
In 2018, Cohn directed Warriors of Liberty City, a 6-part documentary series for Starz, which the L.A. Times called “one of the best reasons to turn on a television this fall.” His film, Night School, which was supported by a MacArthur Grant, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was released by Oscilloscope Laboratories. Cohn also directed the documentary Kid Danny, part of ESPN Films’ 30-for-30 series; his music documentary, Danny Brown: Live at The Majestic, was released through Apple Music. Cohn’s debut film, Medora, executive produced by Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci, premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, aired on the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens, and won an Emmy Award.
Cohn is represented by Ben Rowe at Grandview and Dan Pine at CAA.
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“The Last Shift announces a promising voice. Its perceptive script and the incisively etched characterizations of a sterling ensemble make it warmly satisfying. Cohn’s debut tips over into poignancy and moments of lingering pathos.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Warriors of Liberty City has the power of fiction and beyond, delving into American lives rarely seen on TV.” – The New York Times
“Though you might settle down expecting a simple portrait of adult education, it won’t be long before you realize that you’re the one being schooled. Night School’s lessons emerge organically and unobtrusively. Cohn addresses larger social cracks only obliquely, and never in a way that disrupts the natural narrative flow.” – The New York Times
“Medora exerts an unshakable hold. No spoilers here, but there won’t be a dry eye in the house. Thanks to filmmakers of unfailing sensitivity, as well as protagonists of exceptional character and resolve, Medora earns every tear.” – The Washington Post
“Director Andrew Cohn undersells Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic, making it sound like a simple concert film. Really he’s made one of the most affecting rap documentaries since 2009’s The Carter.” – Mass Appeal