The Team

Andrew Kavanagh

CEO / Founder

andrew-kavanaghAndrew began making films under the Kavaleer umbrella in 1998 and incorporated the company in 2001. His background spans fifteen years working at every level within the Irish animation sector, most recently, Andrew’s credits include writing, producing and directing several of Kavaleer’s key slate projects. In additional to his creative and development roles, he also co-manages Kavaleer’s corporate structure and direction of the company with partner Gary Timpson. Andrew’s films have been screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide and have won awards both at home \ and abroad including two IFTA nominations and four Digital Media Awards. His TV credentials include creator/executive producer credits for the internationally syndicated Garth & Bev and the forthcoming show The Draculs.

He was twice named on the ‘Forty Under 40’ list of outstanding entrepreneurs by the Sunday Tribune and Sunday Independent, counting him among “the keenest minds and shrewdest entrepreneurs on the block… the potential game-changers of the next decade.” Andrew is currently acting as series director/executive producer on Wildernuts and developing a new series, Tipto, for launch at Cartoon Forum.

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Gary Timpson

Managing Director

gary-timpsonGary Timpson’s experience spans seventeen years and three continents, starting out in 1995 in Dublin’s Shepherd and Terraglyph feature Studios working as an assistant animator on three features; Carnival, Help I’m a Fish and Duck Ugly. Upon leaving Dublin in 2000 Gary’s career brought him to London where he worked for a number of production houses such as Picasso Pictures, Hibbert Ralph, Illuminated Pictures, Purdums, Sherbert and Stardust Pictures.

Leaving London in late 2001 for Sydney, Australia, Gary secured a position at Halo pictures where he worked on the hit TV series Mr Bean. In 2002 Gary ventured up the Sunshine coast to Brisbane where he was offered a supervisory position at Liquid animation working on 26 Episodes of The Proud Family and as an assistant director for the 3D segment of the hugely successful and well known series Duck Dodgers. Since joining Kavaleer in 2003, Gary has acted as an executive producer / Producer on a number of high profile projects, including ‘Lifeboat Luke’, ‘Garth & Bev’, and ‘Abadas’ and is currently working on Kavaleer’s latest preschool series, Wildernuts and Boj & Buddies which is a co-production with Pesky Animation and Bait Studios. Gary’s knowledge of the international marketplace and the demands of clients from the upper echelons of international production have led him to his present role of managing director.

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Graham Corcoran

Art Director

Graham CorcoranGraham studied animation at Ballyfermot college from 1998-2001. Specializing in the areas of Illustration and concept design, Graham has worked for clients such as Harcourt Brace, American Greetings, Kelloggs and Enlight Software. His artwork has been featured in artbooks such as ‘Eyecandy From Strangers Volumes 1 and 2’, ‘Popgun’, ‘Mail Me Art: Going Postal with the World’s Best Illustrators’ and ‘The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration’. Graham joined Kavaleer Productions in 2006 and has been Art Director on ‘Garth & Bev’, Various commercial projects & pitches as well as numerous interactive projects for clients such as Sesame Workshop and Playfirst. Most recently Graham art directed Kavaleer’s new series ‘Wildernuts’ and ‘Tipto’.