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Andy Cockrum

Andy Cockrum
Austin, TX
Stuff About Me:

Hi! I'm Andy Cockrum and I'm a documentary filmmaker, producer, director, editor, cameraman, visual fx compositor, one-time stuntman, and many other things. Most of them good, I think....

I've had a fun life working in the film and television industry and have met some amazing, interesting and super nice people along the way. 

My visual fx and post production experience led me to have the incredible opportunity to work on films such as the "Spy Kids" sequels and "Sin City. My starring role opposite Rene Zellweger on "The Return of the Texas Chainsaw", garnered me much media attention.    Ok, I played a stuffed dead Texas State Trooper, and Rene sees me, screams, runs away and jumps out a window.

My company Danger Dog Films, which includes me and my three dogs, produces a variety of programming including documentaries such "Team Everest: A Himalayan Journey" which follows a group of people with varying disabilities to Mount Everest base camp. Currently I'm working on two documentaries, "Sherpa Stew" about Sherpa's living in New York City, and "Oliver" about a most incredible chimpanzee.  He is the inspiration for me sitting here today and trying to write interesting "Stuff" about myself on Crowdrise.

For the past many years I've volunteered my filmmaking services to the Primarily Primates Animal Sanctuary. They rescue and rehabilitate ex-laboratory animals, ex-pets, ex-entertainment animals, mostly monkeys and chimpanzees. They do an incredible job, but they are closed to the public, so I've tried to offer the world a window into their work through my videos. 

So this leads me to "Project Oliver" which is an effort to build Oliver the chimpanzee a new green space, but also expand that effort to the rest of the chimpanzees at the sanctuary.            This is a project I've wanted to do for a while and now that Oliver is turning 55 I realized the time is Now. I haven't really known how to do this, and trying to raise $60,000 seems almost daunting, but I've decided to jump in and see what happens. So here I am, sticking my toe in the water.

There's some stuff about me.





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