Hi! My name is Andrew Nisker and I make films to inspire people to take action and revolutionize the way we treat the environment and ourselves.
My mentor, the late Bob Hunter (co-founder of Greenpeace), said that “The revolution starts at home.” Taking Bob’s words to heart, I founded Take Action Films and set out to make films that could help make environmentalism more accessible. Over the next ten years I’ve written, directed, and produced a half dozen documentaries with a focus on social-environmental issues.
I’ve made a bunch of appearances in the media to share the message – you may have seen me featured on CBC News, MTV, or Fox News, or in pieces by The Atlantic, Now Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter . In 2014, I was even lucky enough to get invited to hold my own TEDx Talk at the University of Toronto to share my efforts in “making the invisible visible.”
I’m a York University graduate and an educator myself, having taught at OCAD University in downtown Toronto. I host seminars, talks, and movie screenings with thousands of students – from Kindergarten to University – across Canada and the United States every year. I’ve even worked on digital games, phone apps, eBooks, and more.
WATCH & LEARN
As a father and activist, education is a big part of everything I do. Since the early days of Take Action Films, I’ve toured the world with my films, pairing documentary screenings with educational opportunities and I’ve had so much fun and so many great experiences in the process.
I’ve had the opportunity to team up with teachers, parents, employers, and community leaders to host screenings, talks, and workshops with students, teachers, employees, and everyone in between.
Some of these opportunities include me visiting schools or workplaces, classrooms or cafeterias, screenings hosted at local movie theatres or community centers, or simply a post-screening Skype call, where audience members can chat with me – even if they find themselves on the other side of the globe.
For more info, check out my Let’s Talk page.