With his company SPACE + ART Entertainment, Brandt Andersen is an American entrepreneur, film and television producer known for films such as Baltasar Kormákur's Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Peter Berg's Lone Survivor starring Mark Wahlberg; Baltasar Kormákur's 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, and Martin Scorsese's Silence starring Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver. Most recently, Andersen produced Doug Liman's American Made starring Tom Cruise which will be released September 29 by Universal.
In an entrepreneurial role, Andersen has led several successful business ventures. In 2013, he sold an NBA Development League franchise team to the Philadelphia 76ers after seven years as owner and four playoff seasons. Previously, while attending University and working in a film studio, Andersen started a technology company called uSight, a banking transaction software application for small businesses. In 2004 Inc Magazine named uSight the second fastest growing company, making Andersen the youngest CEO on its annual Inc. 500 list. He later sold the company and returned to school where he graduated with a BA in Fine Arts.
Andersen is involved and committed to various philanthropies which often take him overseas to assist with humanitarian efforts. In 2010, three days after the earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti, Andersen traveled with a team of Doctors to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He spent 7 days working with doctors and aid workers and assisted in importing and disseminating millions in aid. Upon his return Andersen raised money to help rebuild an orphanage on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. He has also spent time in the DR Congo helping children.
Most recently Andersen has spent time in Turkey and Greece assisting and raising awareness for refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.