Andy Schocken is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer living in Brooklyn, NY. Song of Lahore, his producing and directing debut, was an audience favorite at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and IDFA, and was acquired by Broad Green Pictures for theatrical release. He was a co-producer and cinematographer for The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, which was nominated for an Academy Award and aired on HBO. His cinematography credits include recently released documentaries such as A Lego Brickumentary, Very Semi-Serious, First Position, and Gerhard Richter Painting. His corporate clients include Apple, Facebook, and Etsy. Andy holds a Masters degree in documentary filmmaking from Stanford University and a Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Song of Lahore
After toiling in obscurity for years in Pakistan, an innovative album leads Sachal Studios to international acclaim, and a triumphant concert with Wynton Marsalis and his orchestra at Jazz at Lincoln Center. This feature length documentary produced and directed by Andy Schocken and Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy follows their dramatic journey, and asks if they will ever find an audience at home.
Song of Lahore was a runner up for the Audience Award at Tribeca and IDFA, and will be released theatrically by Broad Green Pictures.
"A joyous and riveting film... Will have audiences grinning ear to ear."
Steve Pond, The Wrap
"A fascinating study in cross-cultural pollination... "Song" positively sings."
Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Elegant and moving"
Mike Hale, New York Times