Award Winning Producer Andrew van den Houten is a native New Yorker born and raised on the Upper West Side. Receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Stephen King and Roger Ebert, his work has been recognized worldwide by Sundance Film Festival, The Independent Spirit Awards, SXSW, Fantastic Fest, Deauville American Film Festival, Sitges, FrightFest and many more.
He has been involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of over eighty feature films including Independent Spirit Award Nominee "In the Family," cult classic Jack Ketchum's "The Girl Next Door," and Sundance shocker "The Woman." He also directed both "Headspace" and "Offspring" through his first production company Modernciné.
Through Hood River Entertainment he produced an array of action, horror, thrillers, including Shudder Original "The Ranger," the McManus Bros. critically acclaimed "The Block Island Sound," on Netflix and "A Day To Die," starring Bruce Willis, directed by Wes Miller on Hulu. With Wes Miller, he started BLacklight, with the mission of providing quality opportunities for people of color and other traditionally disadvantaged people in front of and behind the camera, committed to telling commercially successful stories that inspire audiences across the world. BLacklight's first production, "Call Her King," starring Naturi Naughton and Lance Gross, was for BET+ and BET followed up by "Black Heat," starring Jason Mitchell, NLE Choppa and Dreamdoll, currently in post-production.
He works on film finance, sales, distribution and corporate consulting through 79th & Broadway Entertainment and also is a partner in film distributor Kamikaze Dogfight.
Andrew van den Houten
Kamikaze Dogfight is a film distribution company focused on releasing cutting edge horror and thriller feature films.
Actor and Producer Han Soto is a native New Orleanian whose work spans across the lines of genre. Whether acting in blockbuster films/video games such as Life Is Strange: True Color, Ender's Game and Logan or television hit series such as Cobra Kai and Outer Banks, Soto brings his blend of business sense, keen eye and positive energy to whatever project is at hand.
Han's ability to bring together creative talent and resources can be witnessed by his latest Award Winning Documentary A Tuba to Cuba, an impressive documentary that follows the famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Cuba in a quest to uncover the roots of New Orleans Jazz. A Tuba to Cuba was received with high accolades during its premiere at SXSW 2018 and has won multiple festivals and garnered top awards during its circuit while selling out in every theater during its theatrical debut. Through Setlife Films he Executive Produced Jeffrey Reddick's directorial debut "Don't Look Back" alongside Hood River Entertainment.
When asked during a press interview what keeps him alive in this business, Han says "All aspects of filmmaking I consider intimate. There is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity." It's called Ubuntu and loosely translates to "I am because we are." This is my mantra."