Andrew Schrader is a Los Angeles-based writer and director known for his unconventional storytelling and stark visual style. He’s the co-director of two feature films. His latest, The Age of Reason, will be released in late 2018 after being nominated for over a dozen awards on the international film circuit—and winning seven including the Audience Choice Award from the Oceanside International Film Festival and Best Director from The San Francisco Global Film Festival and The Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles.

His documentary, “All We Did Was Live,” a journalistic piece in which Schrader spent six weeks documenting a homeless encampment in the Bay Area, took home Best Local Documentary from The Berkeley Film Festival in late 2016. He’s written for Break Media and many tech companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. His music videos for bands Oh Sees and White Reaper have been featured in Paste Magazine and Stereogum. He continues to make short films, including the upcoming 2019 “surrealist documentary,” ZØØ, which chronicles a fictional escape attempt by the animals of the local zoo.

He’s the author of three books, including What Goes On in the Walls at Night, which was featured on the famous Reddit No Sleep podcast and awarded Best Fantasy Book of 2018 by Red City Review. His upcoming collection of short stories, Escaping Midnight (What Goes On in the Walls at Night, Vol. III), will be released May 31, 2019.

And yes, of course he loves cats.