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True Crime Film Consultant

Andrew Pritchard Consultancy

Unprecedented Access

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.

Writer & Actor Consultation

For any writer’s or actor’s, Pritchard Consultancy Ltd can facilitate a face to face meeting with a ex-criminal of your choice, or an experienced Criminologist. This will enable you to gain a unique insight into the psyche of your subject matter, which will undoubtedly add a greater sense of authenticity to your work. We will work very closely with lead and secondary actor’s, to ensure the legitimacy of their performances. This service allows clients to ‘pick the brains’ of a real criminal figure, and to get specific answers to any crime-related questions they may have. The consultation can take place via Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or in person, depending on the client’s location.


Pritchard Consultancy Ltd offers a very high quality research service, that will save you a lot of precious time, and effort.
This will ensure that you have more time to focus solely on writing, without the added pressure of unavoidable research. By consulting with the researcher via email, the writer can discuss their specific project, and agree on both the subject, and any specific information they wish to address. This specialised service is provided as a critical aid to the writer, and will allow them to work without unnecessary distractions. It can be used for any written project. Nothing can ruin the seriousness or credibility of a crime scene like details that just aren't quite right.


Pritchard Consultancy Ltd understands the dynamic nature of creative projects.
We are confident in our ability to support the various roles of the Production team, and ensure that they achieve their aims and objectives. Our experience working within this field has enabled us to provide additional assistance, specifically at the developmental stage of creative projects. Our experience and advice will definitely benefit the production teams day-to-day operations, making for a less stressful working environment for all. We can also provide novel screenplay and production ideas. Time and money spent in pre-production will undoubtedly reduce your time scales, and streamline expenses, once the production is green lit.

Andrew Pritchard

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
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 | Urban Smuggler Book

Andrew Pritchard worked on “Urban Smuggler” after his acquittal in 2006 and decided to donate all of his proceeds to drug-rehabilitation groups.

Andrew Pritchard | Crime Consultant

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.

    Documentary, Film, Computer game, and Manuscript Consultation

For any TV, film, or documentary makers who need the advice, guidance or opinion of a legitimate ex-criminal, Andrew is hard to beat, in terms of knowledge and lived experience.
Andrew Pritchard | Jamaica TV
Andrew Pritchard appearing on Smile Jamaica, which is a premier morning show for the TVJ network providing programming of news, information, and entertainment. During the live broadcast in 2007,  Andrew donated $100,000 to Mustard Seed Communities, which is a charity dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable members of society,  especially disabled and abandoned children.
Andrew Pritchard | Crime Consultant
Andrew Pritchard being interviewed for the Channel 5 documentary HMP Belmarsh Maximum Security. A remarkable and often harrowing insight into the prison.
Andrew Pritchard being interviewed on the “Shaun Attwood True Crime Podcast”. The channel’s mission includes educating young people about the dangers of drugs and crime. These podcasts carry an important social message.
In December 2004 a container of coconuts concealing 500Kg of cocaine were intercepted by Customs at Tilbury docks. It was the largest seizure of cocaine ever in the UK. Andrew Pritchard, a self confessed smuggler, was among those that met the consignment.  MacIntyre experiences the tensions of the court case through unprecedented access to Pritchard’s girlfriend Amber. 
Stephen Mee and Andrew Pritchard – trade stories about their life of crime, in which they both operated as cocaine smugglers. They discuss how much money they made from their schemes, the back-and-forth drug wars they’ve had to bear witness to, and different methods they’ve seen for smuggling drugs.
The King of COCAINE – Drug Lord Andrew Pritchard tells his story
£100m Coke Kingpin’s Redemption: Andrew Pritchard | True Crime Podcast 177
Andrew Pritchard Speaks of Acid House Days with Genesis’88 and Essex Boys shootings.

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