Andrea Blaugrund Nevins is a Academy Award-nominated, Emmy award-winning director, producer and writer. Her keen interest in lives in transition led her to chronicle retired dancers given a late-in-life chance to perform. Still Kicking, her first independent documentary, earned her the Academy Award nomination. Her first feature length documentary, The Other F Word, about anti-authoritarian punk rockers donning the cloak of paternal authority, premiered at SXSW, and won quick theatrical distribution by Oscilloscope and network broadcast on Showtime. In examining the huge transitions NFL football players make from super stardom to relative invisibility, she directed the 2014 season-opener for Peter Berg’s HBO series, “State of Play.” Entitled Happiness, it follows three players looking for fulfillment in second chapters. Her feature Play It Forward grew out of this work. It follows two brothers at mid-life as their dreams and sacrifices for NFL glory collide. This film was selected to open 2015’s ESPN/Tribeca Film Festival, and was featured on all of Showtime’s platforms. It was also selected by the U.S. Department of State as part of their film diplomacy program, American Film Showcase.