Born and raised in Toronto, Andrew Calderone has established himself as an emerging voice in Canadian literature and filmmaking.
After gaining early admittance to Humber College’s post-graduate Creative Writing Program, Andrew spent 2011-2012 receiving guidance from acclaimed Booker long-listed author Joan Barfoot. The result led to Calderone publishing his first novel Thirsty Scholars at just nineteen-years-old. Andrew then returned to his studies in literature at the University of the West Indies, where he graduated on the Dean’s List as a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society.
All the while, Andrew was creating multiple projects for the screen. The short film Saturday Night Special co-written by Andrew and brother Greg Calderone, received bravoFact funding, and was produced by Woods Entertainment, where Andrew's feature film It Ain’t Easy is currently in development.
In 2016, Andrew was the recipient of an Individual Media Artist grant from the Toronto Arts Council to develop experimental, narrative, Canadian content. His first production was the award-winning short film Cold Is My Brother, which Andrew wrote and directed alongside celebrated BC artist Troy Moth. The film played in festivals all over the world, and led to a second project between Calderone and Moth. Exit Interview: John Hofsess is a documentary tracking the right-to-die movement in Canada, which aired nationally on CBC in September, 2018.
Calderone is currently adapting his second novel Fault Lines into a feature film. He remains committed to writing and filmmaking as a member of Canada’s strong storytelling lineage.