Andrea Vandenboer has produced, directed, edited, coordinated and filmed for documentaries, live events, experimental and animation films, promotional videos, narrative, and a variety of research projects. She formed her production company The Visual Blueprint Productions in 2005, now based in Nova Scotia where she has resided since 2013, and co-partnered Theme Room Films in British Columbia. Her independent films often result in screenings at local and global venues with official selections for International Film Festivals and featured at educational institutions, conferences and events.

As a selected participant Andrea has embarked on the 2020 Women in Film and Television Atlantic Mentor Match program with Teresa MacInnes of Sea to Sea Productions and is a proud member of Screen Nova Scotia, Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE), Women in Film and Television Atlantic (WIFT-AT), Atlantic Filmmakers Co-operative (AFCOOP) and the Documentary Organization of Canada-Atlantic (DOC).

She has created a life rich with experiences in numerous locations working within several artistic mediums, in the theatre, music, fashion, and digital art industries and her travels have taken her throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America, the USA, and Canada. Andrea also has a history of creating memorable conferences, events, and festivals, and coordinated focus group planning, workshops and education programs.

The documentary Climate Change and the Human Prospect directed, filmed and edited by Andrea earned her a Women in Film and Television Atlantic Best Director nomination at the 2019 Screen Nova Scotia Awards and audiences are finding the film to be inspirational in addressing climate change issues. The film has screened to many groups in Canadian provinces and several US states and featured during the 2020 ARTS x SDGS Festival, New York USA, 2019 Valley Drive-In Social Change - Drive In Movie Night, Annapolis Valley NS, 2019 Environmental Film Festival, Unama'ki Cape Breton Island and screened during the 2018 Annual Cumberland Energy Symposium (Springhill NS), 2018 How We Thrive Conference (Halifax NS), 2018 Econous Conference (Moncton NB) and 2018 Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities Annual Conference (Halifax NS).

The documentary Silent No More - Louise Pentz: A Voice for Social Change (www.artforsocialchange.ca), co-produced and directed with Grace Butland and filmed and edited by Andrea has shown in educational institutions, received awards (Audience Choice, Gold Winner, Jury Award Best Short) and continues to screen across North America and on the international film circuit from India to the UK. It featured at the 2016 Local Prosperity Regional Conference on New Economics for Rural Canada, Miramichi, NB and Official Selections include the 2016 Canadian International Film Festival, Vancouver BC; 2016 Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto ON; 2016 36th Atlantic Film Festival (FIN), Halifax NS; 2017 Shorts On Tap, London UK; 2018 Global Impact Film Festival, Washington DC, USA; 2018 Silver Wave Film Festival, Fredericton, NB and 2019 Women Deliver Film Festival, Vancouver BC. 

As the editor on the documentary Let’s Find A Way and Let’s Find A Way music video, Andrea received the Award for Best Sound Editor at the 2009 Toronto ReelHeart International Film Festival, ON. It won Best Short Documentary at the 2009 Washougal International Film Festival and Best Music Video Award at the 2009 On Location Memphis International Film Festival and 2009 Mexico International Film Festival. Her feature documentary Greening the Cube - 100 Mile Housing (www.greeningthecube.com) co-produced and directed with Tyler A. Bradley and was the editor has been featured at numerous collegiate and post-secondary institutions as an addendum to courses taught in Integrated Environmental Technologies and Green Building and attracted the interest of industry professionals, including the United States Green Building Council and received attention internationally. It screened throughout Canada and the US on independently organised tours and the film festival circuit including the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Greenbuild International Film Festival, Chicago, USA and United States Green Building Council travelling film festival of 2011. Official selections include the Rossland Mountain Film Festival, Rossland, BC and Globians Documentary Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.

Whether working on her independent projects, as a creative to support or lead a production team or your project, Andrea invites you to cultivate a collaborative endeavour with her and is always excited to invite more her way!