In 1992, Andrew landed in Denver, Colorado, with his backpack, mountain bike, $83.00 to his name, and a warm bench in the Denver YMCA lobby to sleep on.
Andrew spent every available moment traveling throughout the rocky mountain west. In summer 1996, Andrew drove directly to Los Angeles via Canada, which any real Kiwi would.
Once again, Andrew arrived in another city with no connections. During the first few months, he cooked his meals with camping equipment in someone's back yard off of Mulholland Drive.
As many do in Los Angeles, it made sense to enter the studio system. For the next nine years, Andrew spent extended hours creating a niche for himself as a right-hand confidante with some of the most influential players in the business and working on some of the most well-known films in various roles from casting, sound-tracks, production and story development, and the executive suite. Working 80+ hours a week took its toll.