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Biography

Avrill Stark

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Avrill is the CEO/Executive Producer and creative driver of A Stark Production (ASP) – Producer of the global hit animated series The Deep, with 3 seasons now airing in over 130 countries.

Avrill founded the company, after taking advice from Sebastian – her much loved teddy bear, and over 20 years has established herself as a leading independent producer/creator of global children’s film & television content.

As a leader in her field, some of her earlier Producer & Executive Producer credits include, the pre-school series Zigby; comedy series Zekes Pad; the adventure series Enyo and 2 seasons of the hilarious Erky Perky.

Avrill’s theatrical feature film, Santa’s Apprentice, won the prestigious UNICEF Award at Annecy for best animated feature.  The Deep is the winner of the International Kids Screen Award for best new Children’s Television Series; winner of the Golden Sparrow Award and nominated for both BAFTA and AACTA awards.  Recently, the live action family feature film, H is For Happiness, was awarded Best Film at the CinefestOz 2019 Film Festival.

Mandy Mackintosh

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Senior Producer

With a fun-loving approach to life and a passion for spreadsheets, Mandy has spent the last 15 years as a leading animation producer.

Her working relationship with Avrill began over 2 decades ago, recently sharing the success of 3 seasons of The Deep.

Her career has encompassed a broad range of productions, including broadcast packages, TV commercials, animated TV series such as Erky Perky and Dive Olly Dive as well as feature film, Peter Cottontail.  As a Consultant Producer her credits include the adventure series, The Woodlies and the animated Tashi series.  Her role as Head of Production at Bii, saw her lead the ground breaking interactive animated series, Superman for DC Comics.

With A Stark Production, Mandy now oversees a diverse development slate and heads up all series production pipelines.

Avrill and Mandy make a formidable team when it comes to creating great shows, a fun dynamic and most of all shaping great teams.