Roll Models Series
INFLUENCERS AND A VOICE FOR MANY
From the time we’re born our lives become a screenplay in which we’re the main star. Yet as we navigate through life it’s up to us to direct each scene as it unfolds. From what we wear to what we drive, they’re influenced by the decisions we make. We were fortunate enough to meet a power couple who do just that with calculating precision.
An acclaimed film director/screenwriter, Niki Caro has won critical praise and already bagged a number of awards at international film festivals. As the creative genius behind Oscar-nominated films North County and Whale Rider, she’s driven by her desire to push authenticity in a thought-provoking fashion.
Ambitious and resilient, Niki is carving a path to becoming one of the most influential filmmakers in Tinseltown and it’s with good reason. She values authenticity, believes in hard work, and along with her husband, they share a common interest in lowriding. She owns a ’63 Glasshouse, Andrew owns a ’63 Impala SS Rag, and together they power through the streets of Los Angeles.
As for Andrew, he’s definitely no slouch. He’s an award-winning architect whose homes have landed on the pages of top publications. He treats all of his designs as if they were his very own projects. Ambitious, resilient, and driven, Andrew’s attention to detail is what drives his bespoke designs; and much like the homes he designs, his cars are no different. They are built to the same exacting standards and his appreciation for period-correct lowriders is clearly evident. From the 8-inch chain steering wheels to the 45-spoke Truespoke wheels, his car is a nostalgic throwback to the golden era of lowriding; the addition of the rose murals seals the deal.
Along with their two daughters, lowriding has become a family affair, but amidst the glitz and glamour is a true story about how an incredible couple defeated the odds and created a future that we can all watch unfold. As influencers who continue to inspire both men and women all across the globe, they’re a power couple intent on changing the world one film, one home, and one lowrider at a time.
In the next episode of Roll Models, sponsored by Quaker State and Shell Lubricants, they have plenty to say as they share their outlook on life and lowriding.