Andy Stauffer brings to his film and video projects over 20 years of experience producing documentaries, indie narrative films, spots, direct marketing pieces, corporate identity and branding vehicles, live broadcasts, and more.
Prior to returning to full-time consultancy, Stauffer was with Morgan Stanley's video department for eight years. He joined the group in 2000 as a Senior Producer and the Broadcast Facilities Manager for the brand-new state-of-the-art studio facility the firm had built in the World Trade Center. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks he assisted in the transition to new facilities, taking a lead role in designing the firm's broadcast studio in Westchester, NY. During the transitional two years he continued to produce live and taped broadcasts, and worked with a team of producers as a manager of operations for all projects.
From 2007-2008 Stauffer was manager of the video group, with a staff of 7 producers.
Earlier in his career, he was a staff producer for the Episcopal Church's national office, producing and directing programs for church members across the country. He travelled with documentary crews to such locations as Haiti, Honduras, South Africa, Kenya, Jordan, Jerusalem, and the Philippines, as well as many urban and rural settings in the US.
His work has earned an Emmy nomination and other awards. He has produced, written, directed, and edited films and videos for a broad range of corporate clients, including American Express, IBM, Hess, Dean Witter Reynolds, and Pfizer. In the indie film arena, Stauffer produced the short film, Little Man, which played at dozens of festivals and was named Best Olympic Drama at the International Sportsfilmfestival in Palermo, Italy. A full-length feature, The Road From Erebus, was distributed by New Line Television and broadcast on Showtime; he was co-producer of this psychological thriller.
He is a graduate of the master's program in film and television at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, and of the University of Rochester, where he earned a BA in English, Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Isabel, who is Director of Collections Management at the Dallas Museum of Art. They make frequent visits to her native Brazil, and Andy is becoming conversational in Portuguese.
Andy is a member of the Dallas Producers Association.