Kavaleer team up with Adam King for new show
Digital Hub based Kavaleer Productions set to re-balance the content/population equation by creating shows representing disability and championing diversity.
Kavaleer Productions, enables U.S. content production, distribution, and streaming communities to better represent people with disabilities on-screen. Through the development of pioneering content, they are enabling these communities to educate, expand and engage their audiences while growing their businesses. With more than 15% of the United States population counting themselves as part of the disabled community, the leaders at Kavaleer Productions consider this to be an issue of relatability as much as representation.
Kavaleer Productions, led by Andrew Kavanagh, CEO, and Gary Timpson, Managing Director, has a successful track record of partnering with U.S. businesses that includes work with Nick Jr. on Kiva Can Do! and with Watch Next Media and Cloudco Entertainment on Boy, Girl, Dog, Cat, Mouse, Cheese. The studio prides itself on delivering innovative animations such as Alva’s World, a pioneering media literacy show and Pablo, created by Paper Owl Films, which broke considerable new ground by having a main character on the autism spectrum. Kavaleer Productions is backed in the United States by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government agency for developing Irish businesses in International markets.
The new show, Adam Loves Adventure!, is in pre-production and stars Adam King, an inspiring and charming seven-year-old boy, his trusted wheelchair, Speedy, and Bubby, the rabbit! Adam King is widely considered a national treasure in his homeland ever since an appearance on the national broadcaster’s annual festive Late Late Toy Show won him a broad and warm following that extended to the Irish diaspora and beyond — he counts U.S. President Joe Biden and retired astronaut, Chris Hadfield, among his well-wishers and followers.
“The disabled community is the largest minority with the least on-screen representation. To achieve broader awareness and greater empathy for people with disabilities, the stories need to be told to larger audiences, and we’ve demonstrated there is interest and appetite for this content,” Kavanagh detailed. “Now with Adam Loves Adventure!, we have the opportunity to create great content with an exceptional young man and share his warmth and example with global audiences!”
Kavanagh and his team are working with Enterprise Ireland in the United States to build partnerships with finance and distribution entities in this market. Interest is strong, and the group expects strategic additions to backers that include Screen Ireland, RTÉ, Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster, and The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Read more about Kavaleer Productions at: www.kavaleer.com