Occupation Director / Journalist
|Name Andy Capper|
|Born February 14, 1973 (age 42) (1973-02-14) |
Title Executive Producer, Vice Magazine
Books Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda
Movies Reincarnated, Lil Bub & Friendz, Swansea Love Story, SVDDXNLY, The Vice Guide To Liberia
Similar Suroosh Alvi, Shane Smith (journalist), General Butt Naked
Toronto €co 2012 : Andy CAPPER, Suroosh ALVI and Ted CHUNG about "Reincarnated".
Andrew Richard "Andy" Capper (born February 14, 1973) is an award-winning New York-based director / journalist and executive producer at Vice Media.
- Toronto co 2012 Andy CAPPER Suroosh ALVI and Ted CHUNG about Reincarnated
- Lil Bub Friendz
- Vice Records
Capper's career in journalism started at age 19, reporting on crime on local newspapers in the North West of England. He moved to London at age 25 and started working with the New Musical Express. After a brief period editing Bizarre Magazine, Capper met Shane Smith of Vice Media LLC and introduced him to Andrew Creighton. Capper then started the UK division of Vice with Creighton. From 2002 through to the present day, Capper has been Senior Director / Producer / Editor at Vice Media LLC, creating series' such as Rule Britannia (TV series) and also co-produced two seasons of the six-part Vice.com series Fashion Week Internationale which later became known as States Of Undress on the VICELAND TV network. Together with Charlet Duboc and William Fairman, travelling to Fashion Week in locations such as Islamabad, New York, Medellin, Phonm Penh and Lagos, Nigeria. In 2014, he created the Vice.com series' Weediquette and The Real, and was awarded an Emmy for segments he produced for Vice's show on the HBO network. In 2016 Capper was the Executive Producer and Director of the show Noisey, an eight-part series on the VICELAND TV network which featured artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Diplo, Chief Keef, Common and others. Season 2 is currently in production for release early 2017.
Capper has directed several promo videos for artists like Snoop Dogg, ASAP Rocky, Vybz Kartel, Fucked Up, Black Lips, Haleek Maul, Parquet Courts, Turbonegro, Popcaan, Beenie Man and Tifa, as well as creating and producing the Noisey.com franchises Noisey Chiraq, Noisey Jamaica and Noisey Raps. Capper also worked with Jonathan Glazer and J Spaceman of Spiritualized on an installation for The Creators Project at the Coachella Festival which centred on the Spiritualized song "Ladies & Gentleman, We Are Floating In Space". In 2014 he shot a tour documentary around the Brooklyn band Parquet Courts called Light Up Gold Road Trip, which will be released April 17 on Noisey.com as the first ever Noisey Films production.
Capper was a regular contributor to The Guardian and The Observer before being fired over promoting the music of Vybz Kartel.
Capper's feature-length documentary Reincarnated follows the rapper Snoop Dogg's transformation into reggae performer Snoop Lion, premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival with a theatrical release in April 2013. In January this year he directed two Snoop videos in Jamaica for the companion album Reincarnated: "Lighters Up" featuring Mavado and Popcaan, and "Here Comes The King" featuring Angela Hunte. The film was called "risible" by The Guardian but praised widely by normal people.
Lil Bub & Friendz
Lil Bub & Friendz premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2013 and won the Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film.
Capper produced six segments in the Emmy Award-winning Season Two of the VICE show on HBO, working with hosts Thomas Morton, David Choe and Hamilton Morris.
Chiraq is an 8-part documentary for Vice's music channel Noisey on the social and cultural forces behind the rise of the Chicago rapper Chief Keef, created by Capper after trips to the city for VICE on the HBO network.
Suddenly is an hour-long documentary on New York artist ASAP Rocky, directed by David Laven and produced by Capper.
Atlanta is a ten part documentary series about drug trafficking and Trap music in the Atlanta area, which was released in 2015. The project was popular and controversial, particularly when a court in Georgia used the series as evidence against the Atlanta rap group Migos in a case where the artists were racially profiled and arrested by the authorities after a show on a university campus.
Eight hour-long films about music and geography for the VICELAND network. Season One: Compton with Kendrick Lamar, Sao Paulo with Major Lazer, Miami with Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, Jamaica with Popcaan, Chronixx and Jesse Royal, Las Vegas with Tiësto, Steve Angello and Justin Bieber, Detroit with Big Sean and Danny Brown, Chicago with Chief Keef, Lil Durk and Common, London with Giggs, Skepta and Jammer.
The franchise also featured the rapper YG interviewed by a therapist and a special report on gang violence in Chicago. Season Two will air in January 2017.
Season Two: Six hour long films; Bay Area with G-Eazy, E-40, Nasvhille with Kesha, Paris with Niska, MHD, Seoul with Taeyang of Big Bang, Atlanta with Migos, Lil Yachty, Young Thug, Killer Mike and Lagos with Wizkid and Femi Kuti.
Season Two won the 2017 Realscreen Award for Outstanding Achievement Non-Fiction & Culture.
As a part of Vice Records, Capper has released music by Fucked Up, Black Lips, Mike Bones and Katie Stelmanis.
In recent times Capper has produced video content throughout the Vice.com franchises, including the following long-form documentaries: