Today I’m spotlighting one of the members of the Roughsketch Films team, Andreas Wigand. Andreas grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to California after high school. He studied acting at the Stella Adler Academy as well as University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. While studying at SAA, he was cast in numerous short films and commercials. He then landed a role on MTV’s “Call To Greatness”, a sketch/improv comedy show that continues to air internationally, and while on that show, Andreas broke the world record for jumping rope with his butt. To promote the show, Andreas was a guest on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL), Cold Pizza and The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
Most recently, Andreas was cast as Milus in Andrew Niccols’ feature film, “In Time”, which opens today, October 28th, 2011 in theatres worldwide. The film stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde. Andreas has also continued to act in several shorts and independent films as well as in many national commercials. He also just produced his own short film, “Signal Lost.” The film stars Sean Young (Blade Runner, Wall Street) and Tony Dennison (The Closer) and has screened at film festivals all over the country. Perhaps the accomplishment he is most proud of is his own short film, “Hollywood’s Heart“, a twelve minute short shot on 35 mm film which he wrote, directed, produced and acted in. The film has screened at the Hollywood Film Festival, The Rome International Film Festival, The Vine Film Festival, and The LA Short Film Festival; it also won an award at the European Independent Film Festival.
Andreas has also actively pursued writing and pitching reality treatments, developing concepts for MTV, FOX, Spike, VH1, Moving Pictures DPI and Newline Cinema. Most recently Andreas’ feature screenplay, “Murder Made Easy” was a finalist in the Writers on the Storm and the Script Shark screenwriting competitions. The script currently has Michael Madsen attached and is in preproduction. Andreas currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to act, write and produce. I’m so glad to have him on the Roughsketch Films team!