Today We Lost a Friend, a Father, a Filmmaker: Andy Swan

Andy Swan

Jen and Andy Swan - July 2010

Today, we lost a friend, a father, a filmmaker, Andy Swan. Andy put up a very strong fight, one that matches his character and spirit and we are so proud of him and wish his family and friends love and support during this time.

We first met Andy last summer at an event we were invited to by another friend, Lee Allport from My Sentiment Exactlee blog back on July 24th 2010: At the Action On Film International Film Festival VI, where AREA 9 Productions will presented “SWAN,” a charity event to benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation Of America. This event was hosted by Executive Producer Ed Bernero and the cast of the popular CBS television show, “CRIMINAL MINDS” in Pasadena.

In attendance, supporting Andy Swan and his family were Shemar Moore, Ed Bernero, and Kirsten Vangsness from Criminal Minds, Al and Zadrina Eisenmann from Area 9 Productions and more.

In February 2010, just as his career was beginning to take off, 34-year-old writer/director Andy Swan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer, a total shock as Andy was never a smoker. Through his drive and determination, coupled with cutting-edge cancer treatments and tremendous support from his family, friends and colleagues, Andy put up a year long battle and today he was called home. Andy was a partner in AREA 9 Productions. He is survived by his wife Jen Swan and his 4-year-old son, Nicholas.

For more info on the Lung Cancer Foundation of America please visit:

To find out how you can support Andy Swan’s cause, his family and the Lung Cancer Foundation of America in this cause, please visit:

Andy would want us all to “keep going” and in his honor, we will do just that, keep going.

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