Born in Chile, Andrés Gallegos discovered his passion for films at an early stage of his life. In 2008 he graduated with a degree in audio-visual communications at Uniacc, in Santiago de Chile. He has shot more than twenty short films and six feature films to date as a DP. Andrés was awarded Best Cinematography at Fesancor (Santiago Short Film Festival) Festival for Axion, when he was just twenty-two years old. Motivated by his passion for cinematography, Andrés moved to California to earn his MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University, where he graduated and received the Graduate Award for Distinguished Achievement. In 2019 he has received the Best Cinematographer Award at the Oakland Short Film Festival. He also has been nominated for the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) Heritage Awards for his cinematography work on the film Shoe Shiner. His work has screened at Cannes, Raindance, Málaga, Mill Valley, Valdivia and more.