Andrew Kötting is an award winning filmmaker, artist and Professor of Time Based Media at UCA in Canterbury. After leaving school he worked as a scrap metal dealer and then as a failed lumberjack in Scandinavia before returning to the UK to study Fine Art, graduating from The Slade in London with an MA in mixed media. He made many short films, which were awarded prizes at international film festivals before making his idiosyncratic first feature film Gallivant (1996) a four month journey around the coast of Britain on which he was accompanied by his grandmother Gladys and daughter Eden.
Subsequent feature films include This Filthy Earth in 2001, Ivul in 2009, This Our Still Life in 2011, Swandown in 2012 and By Our Selves in 2015 (a collaboration with the writer Iain Sinclair and the actor Toby Jones). In 2016 he produced a new multi-media performance piece, Edith, which resulted in a feature-film, a book-work, an LP, a CD, an installation and numerous performances. His feature film Lek And The Dogs was released by HOME throughout the UK and Ireland in summer 2018 and premiered at The London Film Festival and in 2020 his experimental documentary The Whalebone Box was streamed on MUBI to great critical acclaim.
Along with his daughter Eden and partner Leila, he currently lives and works between Hastings on the south coast of England and Fougax-et-Barrineuf in the French Pyrenees where he has become a useful lumberjack.