Andrew Kavanagh: CEO / Founder, Kavaleer Productions
Award-winning writer/ director / producer Andrew Kavanagh founded Kavaleer in 2001 and as CEO is passionate about shaping the company’s creative output and distinctive brand. He has enjoyed critical and commercial success over the 17 years since Kavaleer’s inception ascreator / executive producer of ‘Garth & Bev’ (2011, 26 x11 preschool),‘Wildernuts’ (2013, 52 x 7, preschool), and ‘Kiva Can Do!’ (2017, 52 x 11, preschool), which has aired globally on Nick Jr since January 2018 and has just been renewed for a second season.
Andrew heads up Kavaleer’s development slate and is in late-stage development on a 52 x11 action-comedy for 6-9s ‘Dougie Noir’ (with Xilam) and ‘Neenawsaurs’ which launched at Cartoon Forum in September 2017. Andrew’s next show, ‘Alva & the Trolls’ (52 x 11) with RTEJr, YLE and Sky begins pre-production Q1 2019.
Andrew is passionate about social curriculum and innovative tech, and enjoys pushing the boundaries both in terms of content and interactive spin-out across Kavaleer’s slate of creative properties. He has twice been nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy Award) andmost recently won the 2016 Director’s Choice award at the Boston IrishFilm Festival. Along with business partner Gary Timpson, he was nominated for European Producer of the Year at Cartoon Forum 2017.