Andrew Rooke is an award-winning filmmaker and educator originally from Canada. He is a Lecturer in Media Practice and is the module coordinator for Digital Content Creation.
Andrew is currently undertaking a PhD research project at QMU entitled Exploring Masculine Intimacy Through Filmmaking Practice. He completed his undergraduate degree in Film Studies at Ryerson University before going on to achieve a Master's degree in Film Directing from the Edinburgh College of Art.
Andrew’s film have been screened in film festivals around the world, as well as on public television. He has also directed commercials for corporate clients in Edinburgh and abroad. Outside of his directing work, Andrew has worked freelance as a part of the camera team in the Scottish film industry, contributing to various television shows, feature films and commercials.
As a Teaching Fellow, Andrew delivers the Introduction to Filmmaking course at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Open Learning, where he has previously delivered courses in Digital Photography. He has also taught Basic Video Production at Edinburgh College and filmmaking at St Andrews as a part of the ISSOS summer programme.
As a Lecturer in Media Practice, Andrew teaches on undergraduate media practice modules at QMU across a variety of degree programmes.
My current PhD project, entitled Exploring Masculine Intimacy Through Filmmaking Practice, aims to explore how male intimacy is created and performed cinematically and how the use of specific techniques within casting, scriptwriting and working with actors can adjust representations of male characters and their expression of homosocial love between each other.
Active Research Interests:
- Practice research
- Film studies
- Gender theory
- Cultural studies
- Practice research
- Textual analysis
Andrew is also an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Culture in Society Research Group.
Andrew is the module coordinator for the undergraduate module Digital Content Creation. Andrew also teach on a variety of Media Practice modules across different degrees programmes.
Selected film festivals where Andrew’s work has been screened:
Official Selection: TQU Short Film Nights (2019)
Official Selection: Perth International Queer Film Festival (2018)
Official Selection: Edinburgh Indie Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection: Short Stop International Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection: XpoNorth (2017)
Official Selection: RGU Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection: Queersicht Film Festival (2016)
Winner: Best Film (Kayla and Kyle) First Act Film Festival (2016)
Official Selection: First Act Film Festival (2016)
Official Selection: Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival (2016)
Official Selection: OutWest Film Fest (2015)
Official Selection: Goldensun Short Film Festival (2015)
Official Selection: Mezipatra Queer Film Festival (2015)
Official Selection: North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (2015)
Official Selection: Cinema Q LGBT Film Festival (2015)
Official Selection: Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival (2015)