Andrew Nisker is a Canadian documentary filmmaker. He has written, directed, and produced several full-length documentary films and is the founder of Take Action Films.
His latest film, Dark Side of the Chew, takes on the world’s second most common form of litter: chewing gum. Andrew believes that the story will act as a gateway to young minds to enhance their awareness of this seemingly invisible pollution that has an enormous social, environmental and economic impact. He also helped produce an accompanying ‘gum pollution’ app – the Gum Shoe Map app – that gives any smart phone user the opportunity to quantify gum pollution by simply taking a picture of the gum-strewn sidewalks in their hometown. He hopes the combination of the film and the crowd-sourced gum pollution map will pressure governments, industry, and consumers to tackle the worldwide polluting habits that perpetuate an annual clean-up cost of over one billion dollars.
In addition to his work as a director, Nisker has been a class instructor at OCAD University in Toronto. He is also the founder of the film distributor Take Action Films and a board member for Planet In Focus and Film Festival.