Giuseppe Makes A Movie

Giuseppe Andrews has made 30 feature films in his trailer park in Ventura, CA. His inspirations are Bunuel and Fassbinder. His actors are his neighbors and homeless friends. His crew is him. "Giuseppe Makes A Movie" is a documentary about his world.

Giuseppe expert a fan of GMaM


full review here

"Taken together, all this turns Giuseppe Makes a Movie into an awesome documentary. Why? Because it does what the genre does best: it highlights an unknown subject that few would normally know about in a way that makes its exclusion our loss, and its discovery more than a delight.”

-Bill Gibron, PopMatters

Mark Borchardt review of Giuseppe

GMaM review at About Face - Social Storytellers Blog:
“Giuseppe Makes a Movie” is one of those rare, down-home gems of a documentary that allows one to experience a preternaturally impassioned soul in his far-out, no-holds barred, milieu.
The centrifugal power, the galvanizing dynamic that the documenting camera lays frames on is one Giuseppe Andrews, a singular force of jet propulsion, passionately wielding a movie camera as enthusiastically as normal people do a vacation ticket to Cancun.  But unlike ordinary people, Giuseppe doesn’t have to escape his circumstances, because he is nothing but his circumstances.

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Euro Premiere

GMaM is coming to Poland!

at the New Horizons Intl Film Festival

Playing in the Films On Art International Competition

July 28 and 29

I’d like to thank the folks who transcribed the entire film’s dialogue into a text document for the subtitles. Can’t imagine what they think about America now. (This just in: they love it.)

"Unexpectedly, it also unfolds as a moving meditation on creativity, community and the true purpose of art. And Giuseppe emerges as the improbable bastard grandchild of the most radical cinematic positions of the ’60s.”

-Doug Harvey likes Giuseppe

"…an undeniably authentic vision, and of the outré auteurs his work brings to mind—Harmony Korine, the Kuchar brothers, William Eggleston, Andy Warhol and John Waters —it is the last two that have the most resonance."

Let’s Party


USA, 2014, 82 min

US Premiere
Los Angeles Film Festival
Sat, June 14, 10:00pm
Tues, June 17, 7:15pm

NY Premiere
Rooftop Films
Fri, June 20

Hot Docs - second show tonite - 11:15pm

thats like a midnight show

“The film gets to the heart of the question of what creativity is, over a backdrop of poverty and low-budget filmmaking. It’s a candid look into a warped, but ultimately caring, persona.” - Digital Journal

“hilarious and disarmingly kind-hearted” - Dork Shelf

“You don’t have to be a fan of Andrews’s wacky films to be fascinated by this appropriately scrappy doc… the fun is contagious.” - NOW Toronto

“A crazy film within a film that will make you laugh, and cringe and cry” - Pretty Clever Films