Andrew Acedo is a UCLA graduate with experience working on several student films as a writer, director, editor and director of photography. He has volunteered for both the AFI Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival. In college, he taught a class about the lack of access to higher education for Samahang Pilipino Advancing Community Empowerment (SPACE) and garnered a record-number of students in his last quarter teaching it. He also serves as a counselor for UCLA’s largest non-profit organization called UniCamp, where he leads groups of kids from urban areas – ages 6-14 – for a week-long camping trip in the mountains. Having an older brother with Down syndrome, Andrew is passionate about contributing whatever he can to the disabled community. His goal is to give a voice to films by hidden talent around the world, and he believes that NFMLA gives him the opportunity to do just that.