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Andretti Dante (born April 3rd in San Antonio, TX) is an American screenwriter and film director. He graduated from film school at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. After graduation Andretti went on to work for Fox News in San Antonio, TX where he became a key member in the San Antonio Spurs pre-game and post game shows, as well as directed numerous local commercials. Andretti left Fox News to focus more on film making, where he then moved to Southern California, and within a years time of been there he directed over a dozen music videos, wrote, directed, and produced multiple internet shows "Muzik Nation", "Urban Legendz" and "Sending Out The Clowns". Andretti also wrote, produced, and directed his first straight to dvd feature film called “Streetz Keep Callin Me”. Andretti currently has many films in all forms from feature to short films "The Road Trip","Oh What A Night", "Bloody Mary:She Has Awaken", "One Knock Too Many" also in development or post production "One Wrong Move","Trust Issues" and "The Clown Statue". Andretti is also the Head of Visual Effects and Producer of LIFESTYLE Network show The Art of Life.
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    The Religion
    Screenplay
    The College Life2020
    Short
    Trust Issues2019
    Short
    Oh What A Night2017
    Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    The College Life2020
    Short
    Trust Issues2019
    Short
    Oh What A Night2017
    Short
  • Editor (2 Credits)
    The College Life2020
    Short
    Oh What A Night2017
    Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Oh What A Night2017
    Short
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Great Lakes State Film Festival
Bay City, MI
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Vesuvius International Monthly Film Festival
Campagna
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Monthly Indie Shorts
Prune
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
After Hours Film Festival
Hollywood, CA
2020
Winner-Best Cinematography-Jeremy Dempe/Nominee Best Drama/Nominee Best Actress-Lara Jean/Nominee Best VFX-Andretti Dante/Nominee-Best Poster-Jeremy Martinson
Trust Issues
Assurdo Film Festival
Milano
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Hollyweed Film Festival
Hollywood, CA
2020
Official Selection, Honorable Mention Best Actor Winner(Jono Cota)
Trust Issues
New York Movie Awards - Monthly Festival
New York, NY
2020
Official Selection, Best Duo Winner(Jono Cota & Lara Jean)
Trust Issues
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas, NV
2020
Official Selection, Jury Award Best Short Film
Trust Issues
MP Film Award
Santa Monica
2020
Finalist
Trust Issues
Couch Film Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection, Grand Jury Bronze Best Short Film-Drama
Trust Issues
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Malibu, CA
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs,CA
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Apulia Web Fest
Terlizzi, Puglia
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
12 Months Film Festival
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Platonic Film Competition
Ludhiana, Punjab
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Romford Film Festival
London
2020
Official Selection, Festival Directors Choice Best Modern Day Western/Festival Directors Choice Best Song/Score(short film) Low Light-“Undertow”/Nominee Best Cinematography Short Film(Jeremy Dempe/Best Director Modern Day Western(Andretti Dante)
Trust Issues
Sunny Side Up Film Festival
Miami, OK
2020
Official Selection/Nominee Best Actor(Jono Cota)/Nominee Best Writing)Andretti Dante & Shaun Fletcher)/Nominee Best Director(Andretti Dante
Trust Issues
Top Indie Film Awards
Tokyo
2020
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Chambal International Film Festival
Malad (W) Mumbai, Maharashtra
2020
Official Selection, Finalist, Winner Best Actress-Lara Jean
Trust Issues
Florence Film Awards
Florence
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Mabig Film Festival
Augsburg
2019
Official Selection/Nominee-Best Narrative Short Film, Nominee-Best Actor-Jono Cota
Trust Issues
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
Tokyo
2019
Official Selection/Nominee Best Western Short/Nominee Best Actress-Lara Jean
Trust Issues
Genre Celebration Festival
Tokyo
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Redwood Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Culver City Film Festival
Culver City, CA
2019
Finalist/Winner Best Actress Award-Lara Jean
Trust Issues
LA Edge Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
Pune, Maharashtra
2019
Official Selection/Winner Best Actor-Jono Cota/Winner Best Actress-Lara Jean
Trust Issues
PICASSO EINSTEIN BUDDHA International Film Festival
Uttarakhand
2019
Official Selection/Winner Best Actress-Lara Jean
Trust Issues
Košice International Monthly Film Festival
Košice
2019
Official Selection/ Platinum Award Winner Best Duo-Jono Cota & Lara Jean
Trust Issues
Best Actor Award
Saint-Vincent
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
CineX Independent Film Festival
2019
Official Selection/ Winner Best Director of Photography-Jeremy Dempe
Trust Issues
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection/Winner Platinum Award Best Narrative Short Film
Trust Issues
Pinnacle Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection/Winner Best Live/Action Thriller Short Film
Trust Issues
Royal Wolf Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
The Lift-Off Sessions
Iver, England
2019
Official Selection/Winner Silver Award Best Western
Trust Issues
NorCal International Film Festival
San Jose, CA
2019
Finalist
Trust Issues
Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival
Moscow
2019
Official Selection, Winner Best Short Film, Winner Best Actor - Jono Cota
Trust Issues
52 Weeks Film Festival
Thousand Oaks, CA
2019
Official Selection/Winner Gold Award Best Short Film
Trust Issues
Mindfield Film Festival • Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM
2019
Official Selection, Winner - Best Western Short, Winner - Best Romantic Short, Nominee - Best Acting Duo(Jono Cota and Lara Jean) Best Director(Andretti Dante), Best Producer(Syngman Stevens Jr), Best Cinematographer(Jeremy Dempe), Best Hair and Makeup(Emma Caughman), Best Special Effects(Emma Caughman)
Trust Issues
IndieX Film Fest
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Semi-Finalist
Trust Issues
New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA)
New York, NY
2019
Finalist
Trust Issues
Hyperwave Film Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
SNOB (Somewhat North Of Boston) Film Festival
Concord, NH
2019
Official Selection/Best Western Short Film-Winner(October edition)
Trust Issues
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection/Semi-Finalist
Trust Issues
European Cinematography AWARDS
Amsterdam
2019
Official Selection, Winner Best Actor-Jono Cota, Winner Best Actress-Lara Jean
Trust Issues
Crown Wood International Film Festival
Kolkata, West Bengal
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Wallachia International Film Festival
București
2019
Official Selection, Best Drama Short Film Winner
Trust Issues
Global Film Festival Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Official Selection/Winner Best Director-Andretti Dante
Trust Issues
CARE Film Awards
Cairo, WV
2019
Official Selection/Honorable Mention Best Acting Duo
Trust Issues
Independent Shorts Awards
Hollywood, CA
2019
Official Selection, Finalist Best Narrative Short Film, Finalist Best Actor(Jono Cota), Finalist Best Actress(Lara Jean)
Trust Issues
Hollywood Sun Awards
Hollywood, CA
2019
Official Selection/Platinum Award Best Short Film/Silver Award Best Director - Andretti Dante/Silver Award Best Actor(female)Lara Jean/Bronze Award Best Actor(male)Jono Cota
Trust Issues
L.A. Shorts Awards
Los Angeles
2019
Official Selection/Diamond Award Best Short Film/Gold Award Best Actor(Female)-Lara Jean/Bronze Award Best Actor(Male)-Jono Cota
Trust Issues
The EIFA
London
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Marina del Rey Film Festival
Marina del Rey, CA
2019
Official Selection, Semi-Finalist
Trust Issues
Canadian Cinematography Awards
Toronto
2019
Official Selection, Semi-Finalist/Winner Best Short Film
Trust Issues
The $5 Film Frenzy
New York,NY
2019
Official Selection, Semi-Finalist, Finalist Best Director-Andretti Dante, Finalist Best Acting Duo-Jono Cota & Lara Jean, Winner Best Acting Duo Jono Cota & Lara Jean
Trust Issues
Oniros Film Awards
Saint-Vincent
2019
Official Selection/Winner Best Cinematography-Jeremy Dempe
Trust Issues
Great Message International Film Festival
Prune
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
NexGn International Short Film Festival
Kondhwa Budruk
2019
Official Selection/Best Actor Finalist - Jono Cota/Best Editing Finalist - Andretti Dante
Trust Issues
Feel The Reel International Film Festival
Glasgow
2019
Official Selection/Nominated Best Actress-Lara Jean
Trust Issues
TMFF-The Monthly Film Festival
Glasgow
2019
Official Selection, Platinum Hattie Award Winner Best Western Short Film Film(20-30mins)
Trust Issues
Anaheim Film Festival
Anaheim, CA
2019
Official Selection, Winner Best Short Film
Trust Issues
Indie Visions Film Festival
Charlottesville, Virgina
2019
Official Selection
Trust Issues
Indie Night Film Festival
Hollywood, CA
2019
Official Selection, Winner of Audience Choice Award for Best Picture
Trust Issues
The UnEntitled Screening Alliance
Canoga Park, CA
2019
College
University of Central Florida
Radio/Television
19971999
College
Full Sail University
Film and Video
19992000
High School
East Central High School
Broadcast Television
19941997
Birth Date
April 3
Nickname
Dretti
Birth City
San Antonio, TX
Current City
North Hollywood, CA
Hometown
San Antonio, TX
Height
5'9
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
African-American/Italian
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Aries
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
Live life, don't let life live you...Enjoy the adventure and make everlasting memories. Treat people the way you want to be treated.