Cristian Andrei

Adjunct Lecturer

After a few years in scientific publishing I started to work in film production in New York City on independent feature films, music videos (new stuff in those days), and national commercials. In about 3 years I made my way to Production Manager and Line Producer.

In 1988 together with Director Gary Hayes and DP Robert Chappell I became a founding member of Katena Films, a production company based in Jakarta. We were the largest production company in Indonesia for international and domestic commercials, features, and TV shows. As Producer and Executive Producer I supervised all production activity. In 1993 we established Era FilmAsia as a sister company to Katena Films specializing in servicing large foreign-based projects. As the Managing Director and Executive Producer I often worked as liaison to government agencies in setting up government support and sponsorship. A memorable achievement was the two year effort to bring to Indonesia the Miramax production of the feature film VICTORY starring Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill. This was the first major US/UK production to be shot in that country.

In 1995 I left SE Asia and started to work exclusively on features, IMAX films, and documentaries. I produced two documentaries in Romania on the situation of children there and worked as a Producer, Production Supervisor and 1st Assistant Director on 12 features and 7 IMAX films. Filming was done in USA, Europe, SE Asia, Mexico, the South Pacific. Starring roles included Liev Schreiber, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Roger Daltry, Roy Scheider, Jane March, Laura Morante, Rutger Hauer, Jason Scott Lee, Jean-Louis Trintignant.

In 2003 I joined Alkemy X as Executive Producer of Production. As media company in Philadelphia and New York City Alkemy X produces for TV and digital platforms integrated creative content for commercials, promos, TV shows, branded entertainment, feature films, VFX, corporate. TV shows include Dinner and Restaurant Impossible as well as Food Feuds for Scripps Networks and Bar Hunters and Unique Rides for Discovery.

In January 2018 after almost 15 years on staff in Philadelphia I relocated to New Mexico where I continue a career in production.

Languages: English, French, Romanian, Indonesian and some Italian. – Hoping to add Spanish soon.


  • IFDM 491 Producing for Film and Digital Media

Cristian Andrei
Adjunct Lecturer
B.A., State University of New York

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