Andrew Hyatt - WRITER / DIRECTOR
Andrew Hyatt is the award-winning writer/director of Paul, Apostle of Christ, Full of Grace, The Last Light, and The Frozen. Hyatt’s passion is in the creation of content that is deeply personal, seeking to tell stories that delve deeper into the drama of the human condition. Exploring good and evil, truth and beauty. Paul, Apostle of Christ was released by Sony Pictures and Affirm Films in 2018, starring Jim Caviezel and James Faulkner. The film was made for a modest budget of $5m and has grossed over $26.5m worldwide at the box office. Hyatt’s screenplay for the film was also novelized by New York Times bestselling author Angela Hunt and published by Bethany House Publishers. Hyatt’s film Full of Grace is the first film in history to focus on the final days of Mary of Nazareth. Released by Cinedigm in January of 2016, the film has been screened all around the world and praised for its unique insight into the humanity of often generically portrayed Biblical figures. Hyatt has been credited with paving the way towards a new genre of films termed “Sacred Art House”.
Hyatt has appeared in numerous national magazines, radio programs, and panels to discuss his approach on filmmaking. Full of Grace was the winner of ‘Best Screenplay’ at the 2015 John Paul II International Film Festival, and the winner of ‘Best Film’ at the 2016 Gabriel Awards. For Paul, Apostle of Christ, Hyatt was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the National Catholic Museum of Art in Washington, DC and the film was nominated for ‘Most Inspirational Film’ at the 2018 GMA Dove Awards and ‘Most Inspiring Film’ at the 2019 MovieGuide Awards. Hyatt has also been selected to receive a prestigious Christopher Award in the Feature Film category at the 70th Annual Christopher Awards in 2019.
Hyatt began his filmmaking career in a variety of executive and creative roles and has been involved in feature films ranging in budget sizes from $150k to $150M along with numerous short form content and commercials. With Crystal Sky Pictures, Hyatt oversaw the development of several films including Neil Marshall’s Doomsday and as head of development for Mpower Pictures, Hyatt was instrumental in the development and production of multiple films including The Stoning of Soraya M. (winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and winner of ‘Best Feature’ at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival).
Hyatt’s previous films include The Frozen, starring Brit Morgan (True Blood) and Noah Segan (Brick, Looper). The film was acquired by Arc Entertainment/ Ketchup Entertainment and was released in December 2012. Hyatt then went on to write/direct the mind-bending psychological thriller, The Last Light, starring Ed Quinn (Eureka), Jeff Fahey (Lawnmower Man, Machete) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2, American History X). The film was the winner of the ‘Best Thriller Feature’ at the 2013 Shriekfest Film Festival and was acquired and released by Gravitas Ventures in 2014.
Hyatt is an alum of Loyola Marymount University. He is represented by Heroes and Villains Entertainment and Peter C. Sample at Jackoway Tyerman.