Andrew Garton is an independent filmmaker, musician and writer with a background in community access video and broadcasting. After a decade of music-making in the 1980s, his interest in participatory democracy and the distribution of chemical-free food led him to co-establishing Pegasus Networks, a pre-internet service throughout Australia, the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.
His work spans the genres of non-fiction film-making, short-format documentary, non-linear radio documentary drama, projected video and sound installations. Andrew has produced public events on such wide-ranging topics as open licenses, community cultural origins and place-making, and media arts exhibition works with asylum seekers focusing on their connections to homeland. His films include The Light Show, a history of psychedelic lighting design in Melbourne and Sarawak Gone – a series of shorts on land rights issues in East Malaysia. This included TONG TANA, a documentary drama for radio on the cosmology of the last forest dwellers of Sarawak. His first feature is Ocean in a Drop – broadband impacts rural India.