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True Crime Film Consultant
Andrew Pritchard Consultancy offers a wide variety of advisory and consultation services for those involved with film, television, and computer game productions. Our authentic experienced crime consultants provide unprecedented access and insight into Her Majesty’s Prison & Young Offender Institutions as well as international drug cartels, organised crime groups, police corruption, street gangs, and former high-profile criminals.
Andrew Pritchard is a well-known, and highly unusual man. He’s lived a unique and colourful life, and continues to set the standard when it comes to bringing ideas to fruition.
You may have read his books, which have been endorsed by leading criminologists, universities, and colleges around the United Kingdom, and become recommended reading for students studying criminology. Perhaps you’ve seen him on TV or watched his podcast interview with James English.
Now Executive Founder of the AP Foundation, Andrew Pritchard was brought up in the London borough of Hackney and Stoke Newington, where he was part of Britain’s first mixed-race generation, born in the sixties. His first encounter with the prison service was in October 1986, when he was sentenced to 18 months in youth custody.
By the age of 21, he was organising some of the largest illegal warehouse raves in the country, during the acid house party craze of the late 1980s. A successful entrepreneur and concert promoter for over 27 years, he revived the iconic Reggae Sunsplash festival, staging one of London’s largest music events in 1999, at Victoria Park.
At the same time, he was also masterminding some of the world’s biggest drug smuggling operations and soon began appearing in the United States Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration’s Annual Global Report and even featured in the Sunday People’s Criminal Rich List. In 2006, he was acquitted of a £100 million drug seizure case, before his criminal career was finally brought to an abrupt end, which resulted in him receiving a 15-year prison sentence for intent to supply and perverting the course of justice.
Assessed by the prison service as a very high-risk Category A prisoner, for whom escape must be made impossible, he was to spend a number of years in some of Britain’s most challenging prisons, in the company of some of the world’s most dangerous criminals.
Being locked up and away from his ageing parents, family and children, Andrew had to face the consequences of his criminal past and it was whilst in prison, he made the big decision to change his life.
It was during Andrew’s time served first at HMP Belmarsh and in the following years at different prisons, that he changed from being a hardened criminal to a man who turned his life around and committed himself to supporting young prisoners to turn away from crime. Andrew focused on giving them hope and opportunity.
Following Andrew’s release from prison, he made the decision to form the AP Foundation, which is now a leading rehabilitation charity helping young people steer away from crime. For more information about the AP Foundation, please visit www.apfoundation.org.uk
He also runs an extremely insightful workshop focusing on mental and emotional resilience, drawing upon his own life traumatic experiences, and his subsequent overcoming of them.
Andrew is an extremely articulate and engaging speaker, with a track record of phenomenal success within the business, rehabilitation, film, television as well as documentary fields.
For anyone who wishes to hear about his highly unusual journey, Andrew would be the perfect keynote speaker for your organisation.
Andrew Pritchard worked on “Urban Smuggler” after his acquittal in 2006 and decided to donate all of his proceeds to drug-rehabilitation groups.
Andrew is a credited Consulting Producer with several Production companies.
Andrew’s books have been endorsed by leading criminologists, universities, and colleges around the UK, to become recommended reading for students studying criminology. The documentary “Cocaine and Coconuts” is regularly shown to assemblies of students as part of Dr Daniel Silverstone’s work as a principal lecturer in criminology.
Andrew taking to a classroom of young people at “Realities and Consequences of Criminal Behaviour Workshop” hosted by the Palace For Life Foundation at the Crystal Palace F.C training ground.
Early intervention is so important when trying to keep young people away from crime.