Prof Dandrea and students at 2019 OAB Aw

Spring 2019


Student feedback

Candid shots from my Television Production and Advanced Production classes

Producing and Writing

Telling stories that drive change

America is a patchwork quilt, and stories are its stitching. 

In a divided age, we need unifying stories more than ever. 

Hurricane Hunters

Executive producer, director and creator of this documentary TV series.

Spent two years flying into hurricanes with the Air Force's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.

Touching the Dragon

Wrote this book about war, hell, and surviving trauma with Jimmy Hatch. 

Published by Knopf (2018) and Vintage (2019). 

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Less Hell, More Angel

Shining a light on those who are making it happen, engendering brotherhood

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Thought Leadership

Speaking and writing on digital content strategy, storytelling, video, and how to drive meaningful engagement with audiences.

Dandrea AWP 2019 talk on digital strateg
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Resurrecting Warbirds

Finding new ways to honor the legacy of WWII aviators.

The Interceptors

Executive producer/director/creator of this series that was acquired by NatGeo. 

Shot and edited the sizzle reel... 

Grabbing some footage during an embed

with federal drug interdiction agents

HALO: Freefall Warriors

Executive producer/creator of this Discovery Channel documentary.

Embedded with the Army's Military Freefall School.


Creating businesses to solve problems

Founded SoldierFuel energy bars

After discovering that civilian Army bureaucrats were pumping dangerous trans fat into Soldiers via their rations, I pioneered the movement to end trans fat in troop feeding.  My brothers and I became the Army’s R&D partner in performance nutrition, and we created the healthier (and zero trans-fat) Soldier Fuel energy bar (which is now featured in the U.S. Special Operations Forces Nutrition Guide and used by militaries worldwide).