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Miles goes on a mission risking his safety to learn the truth.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY – KING BACH
Over the last few years, Andrew Bachelor, better known as “King Bach,” has quickly parlayed being one of the most influential names on the internet (with a total following of over 60 million fans and growing) to being an in-demand actor, producer and content creator. Andrew’s hilarious brand of comedy has spawned national catch phrases, captured a global audience, and has launched him into the entertainment industry as a bonafide “one to watch.”
On the film side, Andrew starred in Netflix’s comedy film, COFFEE AND KAREEM alongside Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms and Betty Gilpin, Netflix’s horror film THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN alongside Jenna Ortega, Samara Weaving, and Bella Thorne, the Netflix rom-com, HOLIDATE alongside Emma Roberts and Kristin Chenoweth and the Gerard Butler thriller GREENLAND. He recently starred in the Hulu film VACATION FRIENDS and can also be seen in STX’s sport drama NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. In 2017, Andrew starred and served as an executive producer in Lionsgate’s comedy, WHERE’S THE MONEY opposite Kat Graham, Terry Crews, Retta, Mike Epps, and Method Man. Additional film credits for Andrew include Mike Epps’ MEET THE BLACKS, 50 SHADES OF BLACK alongside Marlon Wayans and a slew of Netflix hit films: TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, THE F**K-IT LIST, RIM OF THE WORLD, THE BABYSITTER and WHEN WE FIRST MET. His newest film MILES RYDER is slated to begin production this summer.
Born in Canada and raised in the US, Andrew graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Business in 2010. While attending FSU, he was a high jump star athlete, consistently ranking among the top 15 high jumpers in the NCAA. After graduation he moved to California to pursue one of his greatest passions, a career in acting, taking classes at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Andrew’s ambitious desires led him to establish his own production company, Bach Enterprises where he produced, directed, and performed in several projects including a short film “Agent Steele” which was featured in NBC’s Dateline in September 2011. Creating content was always one of Andrew’s biggest passions-he got his start producing sketches on YouTube (on his channel Bachelors Pad TV) where his audience grew to over 3 million subscribers. The sketches were costly to produce, so Andrew searched for alternative ways to share content, which led to his discovery of Vine. In a few short years he rose to be one of the most followed people on Vine with 15 million followers and over 5 billion views. His other social media channels also flourished, with tens of millions of people following his content.
While being an entertainer is Andrew’s passion, he also is very involved with charitable organizations. In 2003, Andrew founded The RuJohn Foundation, which is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide the necessary tools for education to rural and inner-city schools throughout Jamaica and the United States. The foundation also organizes annual youth-focused financial literacy workshops, sports camps led by professional athletes, and acting workshops led by successful actors and entertainers. Andrew has been named one of the Top Influencers by Forbes and Time Magazine, he received the 2015 Streamy Award for Viner of the Year, 2016 Shorty Award for Viner of the Year, and was nominated for multiple 2017 Streamy Awards for Storyteller of the Year and Collaboration, winning Storyteller of the Year. He currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most followed account on Vine.