Andrew Droz Palermo
Occupation(s)Cinematographer, director, screenwriter
Years active2009–present

Andrew Droz Palermo, ASC is an American cinematographer, director, and screenwriter. He is known for his work on The Green Knight (2021), A Ghost Story (2017), You're Next (2011), A Teacher (2013), and for directing Rich Hill (2014) and One & Two (2015).

Personal life

Palermo was born in Columbia, Missouri, and was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri.[1]


Palermo frequently collaborates with director David Lowery, serving as the cinematographer on his films The Green Knight, A Ghost Story, and a television show Strange Angel. He also works with Hannah Fidell, shooting her films The Gathering Squall,[2] Man & Gun,[3] A Teacher, 6 Years, and The Long Dumb Road.[4] He also served as the cinematographer on You're Next and V/H/S (also actor of role "Fifth Thug" in segment "Tape 56"), both directed by Adam Wingard.[5][6]

In 2014, Palermo co-directed Rich Hill, a documentary that won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize[7] at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, a collaboration with his cousin Tracy Droz Tragos.[8][9][10] Palermo also directed One & Two, starring Kiernan Shipka and Timothée Chalamet.[11] It had its world premiere at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival.[12][13]

In 2023, Palermo became a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.[14]



Short film

Year Title Director Notes
2009 Late Spring Heat Robin Griswold
2011 A Face Fixed Himself With Michael J. Wilson and Mike Wilson
The Gathering Squall Hannah Fidell
Man & Gun Brian McOmber Also editor
2012 Tape 56 Adam Wingard Segment of V/H/S
2013 Black Metal Kat Candler
Dear Valued Guests Jarred Alterman
Paul Sturtz
Documentary short
2015 Raise A Good Man Dylan Pasture
The Rusted Kat Candler
2016 10.38 Daniel Patrick Carbone
The Road Hannah Fidell
2017 Ape Josh Hutcherson
(The [end) of history illusion]:
Miu Miu Women's Tales #14
Celia Rowlson-Hall
Lakota in America Mohammad Gorjestani
2022 Oak Thorn & The Old Rose of Love David Lowery

Feature film

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
2011 You're Next Adam Wingard
2013 A Teacher Hannah Fidell
2015 6 Years
2017 A Ghost Story David Lowery
2018 The Long Dumb Road Hannah Fidell
2019 The True Adventures of Wolfboy Martin Krejčí
2021 The Green Knight David Lowery
2024 Mother Mary Post-production
2025 Thunderbolts* Jake Schreier Filming


Year Title Director Notes
2015 Independent Lens Himself
Tracy Droz Tragos
Segment Rich Hill
2018 Strange Angel David Lowery
Nelson McCormick
Ben Wheatley
Steph Green
Kate Dennis
6 episodes
2022 Moon Knight Justin Benson
Aaron Moorhead
Episodes "Summon the Suit" and "The Tomb"


Short film

Year Title Director Writer Producer Editor
2011 A Face Fixed Yes Yes Yes Yes

Feature film

Year Title Director Writer
2015 One & Two Yes Yes


Year Title Notes
2015 Independent Lens Segment Rich Hill


  1. ^ "Andrew Droz Palermo". Filmmaker Magazine. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Dawson, Nick (September 4, 2013). "Now Online: Hannah Fidell's A Gathering Squall". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "MAN & GUN". Vimeo. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "A Teacher & 6 Years". Andrew Droz Palermo. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Mulcahey, Matt (September 19, 2013). "Deep Fried Interview: You're Next cinematographer Andrew Palermo". WordPress. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Eidelstein, Eric (January 21, 2014). "How I Shot That: The Golden Moments in Sundance Documentary 'Rich Hill'". IndieWire. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (2014-01-25). "Sundance: 'Whiplash' Takes Top Honors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-11-21.
  8. ^ Patten, Dominic; Yamato, Jen (January 25, 2014). "Sundance: 'Whiplash' & 'Rich Hill' Win Grand Jury Awards; Dramatic Directing Goes To Cutter Hodierne For 'Fishing Without Nets'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Kilday, Gregg (March 17, 2014). "Sundance Doc Winner 'Rich Hill' Goes to Orchard and Independent Lens". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Brooks, Brian (July 31, 2014). "Specialty B.O. Office Preview: 'Calvary', 'Rich Hill', 'Child Of God', 'The Strange Little Cat'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Yamato, Jen (August 27, 2014). "Four Join 'One & Two' For Sundance Winning 'Rich Hill' Director; 'Total Frat Movie' Taps Tom Green". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "One & Two". Berlin Film Festival. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Doty, Meriah (July 21, 2015). "Kiernan Shipka Discusses Post-'Mad Men' Debut in Indie Drama 'One & Two'". Yahoo Movies. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Williams, David E. (February 25, 2023). "ASC Welcomes New Member Andrew Droz Palermo". American Cinematographer. American Society of Cinematographers. Retrieved February 26, 2023.