Andrew Printer's career in film and video began while he was an exchange student in the visual art department of the University of California, San Diego. His first tape Rojo Vivo (1990), a docu-drama about a Mexican hustler in San Diego, made while at UCSD, was subsequently screened at festivals throughout the world.
Upon his return to the Universtiy of Stirling, in Scotland Andrew Printer collaborated on three documentary shorts inspired by the city of Edinburgh. One of these programs went on to be shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
With a degree in film and media studies in hand Printer returned to San Diego where he promptly began work on My Elbows Collapsed (1992), a documentary about HIV diagnosis, representation and personal empowerment. This, his largest project to date, was funded by Scottish and American sponsors and is currently showing extensively in both countries.
With that most recent project behind him, Andrew Printer is currently working on a screenplay. In addition he is also working on another documentary about women and AIDS.