Andrew Stehney Vargas (Brooklyn, 1986) is a Writer, Director and Photographer of Puerto Rican descent. After completing a bachelor's degree in Art History and Film Theory at Haverford College, he pursued studies in Documentary Photography at Brooklyn College while working in the promotion, programming and distribution of Latin American cinema as Assistant Director of Cinema Tropical. He soon expanded into other aspects of film, working with Quiet Pictures on the production of the Emmy-nominated documentary Reportero.
In 2010, Vargas moved to Cuba to pursue graduate studies in Directing and Screenwriting at the world-renowned International Film and Television School (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños. Over the course of his studies, Vargas made several short-form documentaries and narrative pieces, culminating in his thesis-project Náufrago (Shipwreck), which has screened at over a dozen festivals worldwide.
Vargas currently resides between New York and Mexico City were he works as a freelance photographer, videographer and staff writer for a number of English-language publications. His writings and photos have been published in Indiewire, Remezcla, Warscapes, Den of Geek, La Respuesta and Papercut Magazine.