Managing Director, Laughing Gravy Media
Karl has worked in children’s television as a presenter, writer, producer and director for over 15 years. He was managing director of Tell-Tale Productions from 1999 to 2004 in which time the company produced Tweenies, Boo, BB3B, Fun Song Factory and a number of live children’s arena tours including Tweenies and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Karl has produced and written for Disney UK, Prism Entertainment, Lion Television, DC Thomson, Maggie and Rose, Walker Books and Impossible Kids. During Karl`s time on the show, Tweenies won a BAFTA in 2000 in the Best Pre-School Live Action category and received a second BAFTA nomination in the same category in 2002.
Karl stepped down as managing director of Impossible Kids to form Laughing Gravy Media, with Jon Doyle who was also creative director of Impossible Kids. Whilst working together at Impossible Kids Karl and Jon made 52 episodes of Buzz and Tell for CBeebies and 52 episodes of Fleabag Monkeyface for CiTV.
They have also secured two new commissions for the company, Dinopaws, a 52 x 11 minute CGI animated series for CBeebies which received a BAFTA nomination in October 2014 in the pre-school animation category and a Broadcast Award nomination in November and Animattter, a 24 x 30 minute live action CGI series for CiTV, which they will manage and executive produce via their new venture, Laughing Gravy Media.