COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
PEACE BUILDER BIOGRAPHY
Andres Useche is an award-winning Colombian American writer, film director, script doctor, singer-songwriter, visual designer, activist and screenwriting MFA professor. Andres published his first political cartoon at age 11 in a local newspaper. While in High School, he wrote and drew a graphic novel that won an award from the Colombian Ministry of Culture. He wrote, directed, scored and starred in an award-winning short before graduating from a Colombian university with a degree in visual design with an emphasis in film. He moved to LA to work as a writer/director and script doctor, earning more awards and becoming a United States citizen. As writer-director, Andres has collaborated with A-list talent and created films, songs and videos to support causes like Climate Change awareness, immigrant and refugee rights, Barack Obama’s election campaign, the Biden-Harris campaign, environmental causes, wildlife protection, and human rights. Andres also teaches an MFA in screenwriting and sings concerts, leads workshops and speaks at international events across the globe.
DAILY PEACE ACTION
Please consider helping refugees by donating to international organizations like the UNHCR, or your local orgs that help refugees and asylum seekers (a great one in my area is UURISE).