Andrew has been involved in the arts since began to collect cameras and experiment with lighting at the age of 12. After graduating from college in 1992, Shapter quickly began career as a professional photographer specializing in music and fashion photography.
After working non-stop for nearly 15 years in the photography market, Shapter turned his attention to his very first passion, filmmaking. His first effort, the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary Before the Music Dies (featuring Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Questlove and many other prominent musicians) was a hit with music fans worldwide.
His follow-up film HAPPINESS IS is an exploration of the truths and myths of "the pursuit of happiness" in America, that toured the U.S. in 2010.
Shapter lives in Austin with his wife Christina, and his kids Ford and Faron, and three "unemployed" dogs. His latest film The Teller and The Truth premieres at the Austin Film Festival in October 2015.