Andrew Pastides graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities before receiving his BFA in acting from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He moved to NYC where his professional career began in the theatre both in the city and around the country. In 2013 he was nominated for IRNE for his work in the theatre. Andrew has acted in over twenty short films, three of which have screened at SXSW, fifteen of which he also had a hand in writing and producing. His television credits include Law and Order, Suits, and Blue Bloods among others. Andrew starred in the feature film Hank and Asha, which won the Audience Award at Slamdance. He was given the Best Actor Award from the Napa Valley Film Festival for his performance. The Feature Film MA screened at the 2015 TriBeca Film Festival, The Venice Film Festival, AFI, and Rotterdam Film Festival. Andrew has taught acting technique for the last 13 years at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where for the past 8 years, he has chaired the summer program.