Audience Favorite The Evolution Of Andrew Andrews Showcased At Carmel Art & Film Festival

Top Quote The Evolution of Andrew Andrews is the story of a seemingly hopeless son of a billionaire movie studio mogul who has never experienced life as we know it. Not only has he never had to struggle, but he has no idea how to socialize with others. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 01, 2010 - When Andrew ruins his daddy's movie shoot one morning, he is exiled from his cushy womb and he is forced to learn how to live in the world. Naturally, comedy ensues. But some poignancy as well. This movie was a personal journey for Klipstine, as it was his own coming of age saga upon moving to Los Angeles that sparked the idea for this story. "I based this character on people that I've actually met here in LA. But truthfully, I feel that there are aspects of this character within myself, though much less exaggerated."

    Growing up in the S.F. Bay Area, Will Klipstine always dreamed of going to Hollywood to be in movies. His first play in 7th grade at Britton Middle School in Morgan Hill caught the attention immediately of San Francisco casting director/acting teacher Dorothy Desrosiers who had traveled to see her niece. Klipstine studied with Desrosiers for a few years and then got cast as Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie his senior year at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton. He did plays at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark and then Sophomore year at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. Awards resulted and Klipstine was sure stardom was quick to follow. Not so fast.

    In the summer of '94 Klipstine packed up his Uhaul and headed for Tinseltown. It didn't take long for Klipstine to figure out that Hollywood was a tough nut to crack. "I realized that the studios hid behind high walls, much like medieval castles, so as to make it difficult for people to break in. You could only get a powerful director or casting director to look at you if a powerful agent sent you. You could only get a powerful agent if you were already famous. I didn't get it".

    After thousands of dollars spent on headshots, acting classes and mass mailings, all of which still couldn't get him in the door of a casting office, Klipstine began studying how other actors climbed those walls. He noticed a similarity in most cases: at some point the actor took it upon him or herself to make their own project. Fully recharged, Klipstine wrote, directed, financed and starred in his own movie. And finally, Will Klipstine is coming home. Well, sort of. His movie is.

    Los Angeleno Will Klipstine, born and raised in the SF Bay Area, will screen his first feature film at the Carmel Art & Film Festival on Saturday, October 9th at 8pm.

    Klipstine will be in attendance at the Saturday night screening. It's a feat he has long dreamed of. And finally, he has something to show for all his years of hard work.

    For more information on the screening and tickets visit http://

    The Evolution of Andrew Andrews was an audience favorite at the 13th annual Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles this year.

    "The Evolution of Andrew Andrews is silly and gross, tender and sweet. A wonderful vehicle for Klipstine's obvious comedic touch and featuring a truly marvelous performance from Amy Mills, The Evolution of Andrew Andrews is sure to be a crowd-pleaser throughout its festival run. If you get a chance, catch this indie jewel!" Richard Propes - The Independent Critic.

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