Talent Guide

Andrea Meller

  • Discipline:Director, Producer
  • Program Year:Documentary Lab 2012


Andrea Meller is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, born and raised in NY after her parents emigrated from Santiago, Chile. She has produced and shot for programs on PBS, MTV, TLC, Food Network, WE and Style. She recently co-directed the Emmy-nominated Hard Road Home, a feature length documentary that follows three men as they return home from prison. Hard Road Home had its premiere at SXSW Film Festival and screened at the New York International Latino Film Festival. The film was broadcast nationally on Independent Lens/PBS in 2008. Her directorial debut, 156 Rivington, a one-hour documentary about a community center founded by squatters, was broadcast nationally on the Sundance Channel and has screened at film festivals and by community groups in the U.S. and abroad. Meller also has collaborated with Aaron Woolf (producer) to co-produce and edit 9/12, a film that captured the grief and recovery processes of airline workers post 9/11. The one-hour piece was produced in cooperation with United and American airlines, Boston Medical Center, and the Robin Hood Foundation. Her shorter documentary work has been screened at the Netherlands Architecture Biennale, Museum of the City of New York, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Artist Space, and Apex Art Gallery. She is a fellow of the PBS/CPB and NALIP Producers Academies and participated in the NALIP Latino Media Market with Now En Espanol.

Current Project

Now En Espanol (Documentary Feature)


In a feature documentary that chronicles the ups and downs of being a Latina actress in Hollywood, Now En Espanol addresses issues of Latino identity and representation through the lives of the 5 dynamic women who dub Desperate Housewives into Spanish for American audiences.