Andrea Kurland

Documentary Filmmaker + Creative Director

Filmmaker • Journalist • Editorial + Creative Strategist // ADWEEK ‘CREATIVE 100’ 2022

I’m Creative Director at TCO London and Editor-in-Chief of Huck – TCO’s premium youth culture channel – specialising in documentary filmmaking and photography with a background in journalism.

Huck delivers original journalism about inspiring changemakers at the frontlines of culture. TCO helps brands tell stories that matter, driving brand-purpose with powerful narratives.

In my personal work as a writer and filmmaker, I’m drawn to human stories that unfold on the fringes, at the pressure points where counterculture and power politics collide. As an editor, I’m interested in the creative potential of transmedia storytelling and am working to bring Huck’s editorial voice to life as films, digital experiences, books, events, photography exhibitions and workshops.

As Creative Director of TCO London I oversee film productions and multi-platform branded content campaigns for brands and commissioners including Channel 4, Facebook, Instagram, Levi’s, Vans, Logitech, The Body Shop, DFE, Visit California, Vistaprint and more. My work as a director includes the award-winning Body Shop ‘Unseen Kingdoms’ Christmas campaign, winner of the Drum campaign of the year, as well as #WeThe15, Facebook’s global campaign with the Paralympics 2021 – a project that built upon ‘Beyond The Screen’, a series of films produced for Facebook in 2018 by TCO London.

I’ve sat on photography judging panels for the Amnesty Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, Independent Photography Festival (I.P.F), PhotoForum and Pilkington Prize, and delivered talks on disruptive media and photography at the Tate Modern, BJP Breakthrough Sessions, PhotoForum and more. I’ve also served as a short film commissioner for Sheffield Doc/Fest’s new initiative Doc/Dispatch, alongside four other commissioners from The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Field of Vision and The New York Times.

Most recently, I found myself on AdWeek’s ‘Creative 100’ 2022 list – alongside a very cute dog.