DeAndré Vidale (he/him) is a two-time Emmy award winning assistant editor, a filmmaker, and a mentor, from Prince George’s County, Maryland. He has supported storytelling for feature length documentaries and TV shows, including the David Bowie Doc Moonage Daydream, now streaming on HBO; Showtime’s Black Monday, Hulu/FX’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga and HBO’s BARRY. He also celebrates his West Indian heritage through documenting the cultural phenomenon of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival traditions.
DeAndré inherited a deep curiosity with technology from his father, a NASA engineer, and then discovered technology in the arts at thirteen years old. He learned to work hard as a crew member for his junior high school’s morning news program. He later assisted his TV production teacher in directing a short film for a contest sponsored by BET — and they won. They won national airtime for their film, money and equipment for their school, and the accolades of seasoned television professionals. Storytelling and mentorship have been the game-changers for DeAndré that continue to drive his aspirations.
DeAndré leverages his unique experiences to serve others seeking similar opportunities. He credits his worldview to his upbringing by his Trinidadian parents Ann and James Vidale, and the leadership legacy and community of the Howard University School of Communications.