Writer and director
Andrew Walsh was born in the seaport town of Whyalla on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. As a child he had no real interest in the arts, instead aspiring to be a professional Ice Hockey player.
However, at the age of 17 he discovered he had potential and talent for writing and has never looked back since.
At the age of 24, Andrew made his directorial debut with The Comedian, a powerful and haunting short film about a charismatic but troubled stand up Comedian running away from a traumatic event in his past.
Despite having no money or previous experience working in the film industry, The Comedian premiered at the 2011 Short Film Corner part of the Cannes Film Festival. Six years on The Comedian still regularly screens at film festivals and art events across Melbourne.
Since then Andrew has built a reputation as a fiercely outspoken filmmaker mixing a fearless uncompromising style with intimate sensitive storytelling. Andrew constantly pushes the envelope blurring the line between fiction and reality taking stories, characters and situations from his own life. He uses his films as a way to confront taboos, start conversations and break down barriers.
Since then Andrew has written directed and produced Rearranged (2011), Empire Of Nowhere (2012), Growing Out (2013), and I Miss The War (2014), building a reputation as one of Melbourne's most driven, unpredictable and passionate directors.
How Deep Is The Ocean is Andrews first feature film.