Andrew Napier was born and raised in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2009, after working on Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds in Berlin, Germany, he moved to Los Angeles. Andrew was a producer of the 2013 Academy Award®- winning short film Curfew, and later edited its feature adaptation Before I Disappear (SXSW 2014 Audience Award Winner).His screenplay for Dogtooth, a remake of the Academy Award®-nominated Greek foreign film, is in development at Mandalay Pictures. Andrew directed the feature documentary Mad As Hell (Hot Docs 2014 Conscious Media Award Winner), which follows Cenk Uygur, who's online news show The Young Turks has amassed over two billion views on YouTube. He also directed the narrative short Grandma's Not A Toaster (Tribeca 2013) and the feature documentary Mary and Bill (Wisconsin Film Festival 2011 Best Documentary). Andrew produced and edited The Past is a Grotesque Animal (2014), a documentary about the band "of Montreal," released by Oscilloscope Laboratories, and "Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play." Napier co-produced the romantic comedy Lust For Love (2014), starring Fran Kranz and Dichen Lachman. He served as an executive producer for the documentary The Culture High, and the dark comedies The Lord of Catan starring Amy Acker, and "Limbo" starring H. Jon Benjamin.
Internal Medicine Hospitalist Dr. B works for a large hospital in Los Angeles. We speak with her first at the beginning of April as the virus was just hitting Southern California and once again in late May as the first wave was winding down. Directed by Andrea Hall & Damon Russell, produced by Andrea Hall, edited by Damon Russell, created & executive Produced by Andrew Napier & Russell. More info at:
Through an interview conducted on March 24th, 2020 with ICU Nurse Michelle, we look back to see what the state of the Covid-19 pandemic was at that time in America. Specifically, where Michelle works in a busy inner-city hospital in the Southern United States. We hear her first hand account of the arrival of the virus in her hospital and how it changed everything, effecting her job, life, and family. She expresses both her fears and hopes, including the hope that the Coronavirus would soon be gone because if anything were to get worse they knew they were not prepared. Interview conducted by Damon Russell. “Too Many, Too Fast” was directed & edited by Andrew Napier & Damon Russell, produced by Andrea Hall, and The Mask Podcast is created & executive produced by Russell & Napier. More info at:
Police Sergeant Andre is working in a South Eastern City hit hard by Covid-19. It's a city with an already high crime rate, now worsened by the Coronavirus. Sgt. Andre especially worries about the consequences of kids not being in school, and left to their own devices in the now very over crowded projects. He has to adjust to these changes and deal with the virus and the effect it has on the city, his job, and his life. This is the first of two interviews with Sgt. Andre, with the second being released later on. Interview conducted on March 26th, 2020. Directed & Edited by Andrew Napier & Damon Russell, Produced by Andrea Hall, and "The Mask Podcast" is Created & Executive Produced by Russell & Napier. More info at:
On our premiere episode we discuss with Dr. Karen Nielsen, a Manhattan based physician, on what it’s like to be in New York City, the United States epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak, during the peak of their battle. We hear in great detail what it is like for someone experiencing the Coronavirus & what things one can do at home to help if you get it. This interview was conducted & directed by Andrew Napier on May 2nd, 2020. Learn more at, about Napier at: & Nielsen at: KarenNielsen.netNote: This podcast & is not official medical advice. Consult with your doctor before doing anything contained in this podcast. The makers of The Mask Podcast & Karen Nielsen, D.O. are not responsible for any actions taken based on this podcast.
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Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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