Andrew Hollander is a uniquely gifted film composer, songwriter and producer whose work is driven by his innate melodic sensibility. From lush orchestral arrangements to old-school, organic pop songs, this convergence was never more evident than in his work on the critically acclaimed feature film Waitress (Fox Searchlight), directed by the late Adrienne Shelly and starring Keri Russell, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, and Andy Griffith. For Waitress, a smash hit out of the Sundance Film Festival, Hollander composed the score and co-wrote with Shelly Baby Don’t You Cry (The Pie Song). Waitress marked their fourth collaboration and has proven to be the breakout hit of Hollander’s career.
Hollander first garnered attention in the film world for his work on the feature Wrestling With Alligators, a Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Other notable credits include The Photographer starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, the dark comedy Serious Moonlight starring Meg Ryan and directed by Cheryl Hines, and the upcoming Anchor Bay release Meet Monica Velour starring Kim Cattrall.
Hollander has also worked with many acclaimed recording artists and musicians from the iconic Yusef Lateef to New York Dolls frontman David Johansen. His eclectic musical tastes and versatility are reflected in a diverse range of projects that include UK band Your Vegas (Universal/Republic), Say Hey Record’s White Rabbits, Atlantic recording artist Shanna Crooks, and Dana Parish’s debut album Uncrushed, which Hollander co-wrote and produced, including the hit single Not My Problem which debuted at #23 on the Billboard charts. Most recently Hollander completed producing the upcoming EP from acclaimed Brooklyn recording artist C. Gibbs (Lucinda Black Bear).
Hollander was recently named one of Hollywood’s “Composers On The Verge of The A-List” by the Hollywood Reporter as well as being featured in Variety Magazine alongside Oscar winning composers Michael Giacchino and Hans Zimmer. No stranger to the Sundance Film Festival, he was invited to sit on the festival’s prestigious BMI Composers Panel with George S. Clinton, Edward Shearmur, and Don Davis. He has been a featured panelist at the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference where other speakers included Sean Penn, Eddie Vedder, Judd Apatow, and Marco Beltrami.
Having just wrapped An Invisible Sign, starring Jessica Alba, Blayne Weaver’s 6 Month Rule, and HBO’s Emmy Award winning series Classical Baby, Hollander is currently scoring the HBO documentary Love, Families and Divorce and is in the studio with Gillian Rivers (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Silversun Pickups).
Hollander is the founder of Sugarbox Studios and currently splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.