Andrew Kötting was born in Elmstead Woods, and went on to become a Lumberjack both in the forests of Scandinavia and the French Pyrenees. He trained at the Slade School of Art in London, specialising in performance and film. He is a Professor of Time Based Media and works as an artist and film-maker. To date he has made eight independent feature-films;Gallivant,This Filthy Earth, Ivul, This Our Still Life, Swandown, By Our Selves, Edith Walks and Lek And The Dogs, which will be released in 2018. He now resides by the sea in St Leonards.