ADOLESCENT production company founded by commercial and feature director, Ramaa Mosley and Executive Producer, Hope Farley, has signed Andrew Palermo, director of “Rich Hill” which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Andrew Droz Palermo won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for RICH HILL
, his documentary about impoverished Midwestern boys growing up on the edge. The gorgeously shot film follows three boys on the cusp of adolescence living in Rich Hill, Missouri, who hope for a brighter future. It is a very personal depiction of the town, where the directos still has family. “I wanted it be heartfelt,” Palermo says. “I often feel with docs there’s a distance between the camera and the person, as well as a lack of intimacy between the directors and the subjects. I felt if we could be as close as humanly possible for comfort, that would just be so much better.”
Andrew was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine's
"25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013
,” and one of “14 Breakouts of Sundance
” by IndieWire
. In addition to directing, Andrew is an accomplished cinematographer. In 2011 Andrew shot, the smart horror film YOU'RE NEXT which premiered at SXSW. Followed by the movie A TEACHER and BLACK METAL, which both premiered at Sundance in 2013.
After growing up in central Missouri, Andrew studied graphic design and advertising at Columbia College Chicago. He then progressed quickly from photography to directing and shooting music videos for indie bands such as White Rabbits, The Walkmen, Arms, and Believers.
Andrew is a MacArthur Foundation grantee, a Sundance Institute Fellow, and a Film Independent Fellow; he is now based in Los Angeles and represented by Adolescent for commercial work.
“We are thrilled to represent Andrew at Adolescent; he is a stunningly talented director who has accomplished a tremendous amount at a very young age. He brings a sensitivity and maturity to all that he directs and this translates into exquisite visual storytelling.” says Ramaa Mosley
ADOLESCENT is a production company that represents young directors ages 13 - 27 years old for commercial work. Adolescent is a satellite of Splendid and Co
(formerly known as Trio)