Dave J. Andrae was born on the Autumnal Equinox of 1979 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he grew up. He now lives in Florida. Andrae is a multidisciplinary artist and novelist with an emphasis on film. He holds a BFA in Film and is an alumnus of the Berlin International Film Festival’s Berlinale Talents program. Some of his films include Robert on His Lunch Break, The Plants Are Listening, Self-Important Empirical Film #3, with Voice-over, and Fire in the Neighborhood. A jack of all trades, Andrae has played music in several bands and side projects, exclusively as a hobbyist. His debut novel, The Friends of Allan Renner, was independently released by Kaji-Pup Press is November of 2020 and has been largely well received thus far though not widely read. Andrae is an avid film watcher, stand-up comedy fan, dog lover, and amateur cyclist who tries not to take himself too seriously.