Avrill is the CEO/Executive Producer and creative leader of A Stark Production (ASP). Over the past 15 years, she has established herself as a leading independent producer and creator of global children’s film and television content.
Avrill founded the company in 1998 (after taking advice from Sebastian – her much loved teddy bear), armed with a passion for producing children’s cartoons and to join with partners who love what they do and above all know how to have fun doing it. Central to her creative practice is a drive to bring out the creative in teams and to embrace new and exciting approaches in the making of children’s entertainment
As a leader in her field she has embraced as a Producer & Executive Producer, numerous global co-productions. Some of her recent credits include the wonderful pre-school series Zigby, the comedy animated series Zekes Pad; the epic adventure series Enyo; two seasons of the hilarious Erky Perky.
Her first animated feature film, Santa’s Apprentice (A co-production) won the prestigious UNICEF Award at the Annecy International Animation Festival in 2011, was released by Gaumont in France and picked up for US & UK distribution by the Weinstein Company.
Her latest project, The Deep, an Australian/Canadian co-production aired in Australia on Network 7 in 2015/16 and is currently in its second season of production. Her development slate is now reaching into live action television drama and feature films.
Mandy Mackintosh – Senior Producer
With a fun-loving approach to life and a passion for spreadsheets, Mandy has spent the last 15 years working in 2D and 3D animation production.
Her working relationship with Avrill began over a decade ago when Mandy was Head of Production at Brilliant Interactive Ideas and where she Produced Superman, an interactive animated series for Warner Bros & DC Comics.
She has since produced numerous broadcast production packages and TVC productions including the 3D feature film Peter Cottontail for Classic Media; Erky Perky as Animation Producer and Producer of the popular pre school series Dive Olly Dive, She also been engaged as a Consultant Producer on many shows including the 26xHalf hours of The Woodlies and the wonderful Tashi series.
Mandy re-teamed with her partner in crime – A Stark Production in 2014 as Senior Producer for the much anticipated series The Deep based on the highly acclaimed graphic novel of the same name.
Avrill and Mandy make a formidable team when it comes to creating great shows, a fun dynamic and most of all shaping great teams.