Award winning writer/director, Andrew Wiest, was born in Montana and raised in Wyoming. In the west, there still lingers a strong “pull yourself up by your bootstraps and do it yourself” cowboy mentality, and it’s this mentality (along with a real knack for getting distribution) that has helped earn Wiest a solid reputation for producing high quality entertainment for very little money.

His first feature, a comedy titled Pizza, Pesos, and Pistoleros, garnered praise at film festivals and led to the distribution of his next production, Dead NoonDead Noon, a shoot ’em up zombie western, was distributed by Lionsgate in 2009 and established Wiest as a filmmaker that’s here to stay. Andrew’s third venture, The Wylds (A.K.A. The Adventures of Chris Fable) is a re‐imagining of the Christian classic, “The Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. This post‐apocalyptic family adventure film was listed as one of the top 25 Christian films of 2012 by the Christian Film Data Base and went on to be incredibly successful both abroad and in the U.S., where it was widely available in Redbox, Walmart, and just about every other major retail outlet. Andrew’s latest movie, Treasure State, another family film shot entirely in his home state of Montana, is slated for release in September of 2013.

In between producing feature films, Wiest has also managed to find the time to work as a screenwriter for hire, direct music videos and commercials, and be the CEO of a visual effects company.