André is an award-winning Director, Producer, PodCaster and Writer. He has committed his entire career to initiating change, equity, and inclusion through filmmaking. Most recently André directed This Is Life with Lisa Ling: Chicago’s History of Violence for CNN. André began his career by directing The Prep School Negro and producing the documentary I’m Not Racist…Am I? He created The Election Effects Project for Paramount TV. His award-winning film Virtually Free is the story of incarcerated youth in Richmond, Virginia. Andre also served as Executive Producer of The Road to Justice which documents the Civil Rights Tours André has led throughout the American South. He recently served as the Executive Producer of Notes From America with Kai Wright.
André is the namesake of the André Robert Lee Fellowship, a nearly $2 million program dedicated to providing financial grants, mentorship, and leadership opportunities while building a stronger culture of affinity and inclusion. He also serves on the National Advisory Board for BirdSeed, an organization committed to changing the wealth gap in America by providing grants to potential first-time POC homeowners.
His clients include The Ford Foundation, Strayer University, WNYC, NPR, Diana Ross, BET, Universal, PBS, HBO, Sundance, Blackhouse, Picturehouse, and Dreamworks, among others.