Andover Film Makers

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These are actors, directors and producers of film who lived in Andover.

Laura Bernieri


Next Stop Wonderland

  • "Lights, Camera, Actions in Our Own Backyard, Eagle Tribune, December 26, 1999

Her Proper Places: 100 Years of Women in Andover

Robin Hessman

Robin Hessman grew up in Andover and is a graduate of Brown University with a dual degree in Russian and film. She spent eight years in Russia at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography, as well as directing Ulitsa Sezam, the Russian-language Sesame Street.


Portrait of Boy with Dog - *Robin and her co-director James Longley won an Academy Award For "Portrait of Boy with Dog" when they were both students in 1994.

  • See
    • "Film Wins Global Audience", Eagle Tribune, July, 12, 1994

My Perestroika - This documentary premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of the US Documentary competition.

  • See
    • "End of an Era Captured on Film: Andover Filmmaker Tells Stories of the Last Generation of Iron Curtain Kids", Townsman, April 7, 2011, page 14

Stephen Stapinski

Stephen Stapinski, a native of Andover, is an actor, director and producer who has appeared in 10 films. See

Sporting Dog - A short film based on a mystery short story called "Child Support".

  • See
    • Dog Fetches Award for Andover Producer
    • "Film Wins National and International Awards: Best Short Film in Festival (CMJ Independent Film Channel)", Eagle Tribune, July 12, 1994
    • "Local Film Company Runs with the Big Dogs", Townsman, September 30, 1999 - Stephen acted in and directed this film.

--Eleanor 10:15, September 23, 2011 (EDT)

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