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WHO IS “THE MECHANIC?”

Andrew Hilton was born and raised in the UK. He studied film at the university level in the Southwest of England then attended the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. In the late 1990s, he transferred to Cal State Northridge so he could begin working in Hollywood while finishing his education.

After working on Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation project, Andrew entered the world of feature development at Universal Pictures. A long-time fan of the action genre, he soon segued to a position with Silver Pictures (DIE HARD, LETHAL WEAPON, PREDATOR), based at Warner Bros. From there, he worked as a Story Editor for producer Mario Kassar (FIRST BLOOD, BASIC INSTINCT) at Paramount, then spent the next decade as the Senior Story Analyst for New Regency Productions (SE7EN, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL) at 20th Century Fox.

Today, Andrew works exclusively as an independent consultant and screenplay analyst for producers, writers, directors and film financiers based all over the world. From animation studios in the Ukraine to screenwriters in Iraq, UK, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, etc., his clientele is incredibly diverse.

When he's not helping clients, Andrew is a professional screenwriter and an active member of the WGC (Writers Guild of Canada). In 2006, his first produced feature FATAL TRUST aired on Lifetime television to record-setting ratings and, in 2008, Legendary Pictures acquired his WWII horror screenplay THE LOST PATROL. Almost every piece of material he's written has been optioned to producers including Mark Gordon (SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SPEED, GREY'S ANATOMY), Nicholas Chartier (THE HURT LOCKER, DALLAS BUYER'S CLUB), John Baldecchi (POINT BREAK, THE MEXICAN), Jon Shestack (AIR FORCE ONE), Rick Porras & Steve Boyd (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, POLAR EXPRESS) and many more.

Andrew is represented by the Gersh Agency (310) 274-6611 and Magnet Management (424) 208-7691.

In addition to his work as a screenwriter and script analyst, Andrew is also a film producer. He earned his first producing credit (and did a ghost rewrite) on the action-thriller BRAKE in 2012, released by IFC Films. Andrew also serves as Co-Executive Producer on the hit motorcycle documentary WHY WE RIDE and is attached to several more feature projects at various stages of development (BULLET RUN, FULL THROTTLE, and MIRROR LAKE).

The Andrew is married to a beautiful culinary instructor and nutritionist and they reside in Culver City, California with their daughter, and two mischievous Yorkshire terriers. In those rare moments when Andrew’s not reading or writing, he likes to surf, play basketball, fix-up old VWs, listen to music, enjoy a good bottle of wine or craft beer.

(The "Mechanic" and his wife on the set of BRAKE)

 


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A FEW MOVIES THE MECHANIC COVERED BACK DURING HIS STUDIO DAYS…

Features:
The Truman Show
Valkyrie
Talladega Nights
Liar Liar
Big Momma’s House 2
Wild Hogs
Devil Wears Prada
Memento
The Lord of The Rings
The Sixth Sense
Rocky Balboa
The Island
Miami Vice
Dukes of Hazard
Guess Who
Halloween
We Are Marshall
X-Men 3
Distrubia
Fantastic Four
Nativity
Norbit
Over The Hedge
Big Fish
American Pie 3
Bedazzled
Get Smart
Stepford Wives
Hancock
The Perfect Storm
Semi Pro
Tomb Raider
Saving Silverman
Superbad
Barbershop
Anger Management
Anchorman
Frida
Cat In The Hat
Drumline
Unfaithful
Ghost Ship
From Dusk Til Dawn
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Garfield
Incredible Hulk
Insomnia
Chronicles of Narnia
John Q
Meet The Parents
Against The Ropes
Jeepers Creepers

Miss Congenialty
Monster’s Ball
Snatch
Narc
O Brother Where Art Thou
Panic Room
Ocean’s Eleven
One Hour Photo
Orange County About Schmidt
Ronin
Pieces of April
Queen Of The Damned
Roll Bounce
Soul Plane
Sweet Home Alabama
Sum of All Fears
War Of The Worlds
Waterboy
Zoolander
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Dirty Pretty Things
The Aviator
Sahara
Hellboy 2
Harold And Kumar 2
Kinsey
Hack Slash
Madagascar
Jumper
Spiderwick Chronicles
The TV Show
Zathura
The Break-Up
Captivity
Deck The Halls
Domino
Elektra
Monster-in-Law
Manhattan Brave
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Princess Diaries
Wedding Crashers
The Lake House

Television:
Arrested Development
How I Met Your Mother
Andy Richter
King Of Queens
Law & Order: SVU
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Seinfeld

And many, many more…