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Andy Casagrande is a wildlife cinematographer, film director, and field producer.
Andy Casagrande is a two-time Emmy Awards winner as a wildlife cinematographer. Besides, Casagrande is also a producer and director.
He has studied marine biology at the Florida Institute of Technology. During his career, he has presented over 150 wildlife films that are featured on top wildlife channels, including Discovery Network, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and the BBC. Casagrande has a deep fascination for sharks and has studied and recorded sharks at over 17 locations globally.
In addition, he gained worldwide recognition for capturing underwater footage for some popular shows, including 'Shark Week' (1988) and 'Planet Ocean' (2012). Also, he owns a production house, ABC4 Films, which is best known for its nature photography.
According to various online sources, Andy Casagrande has an estimated net worth of $4 million. His net worth is mainly attributed to the earnings from his manufacturing house, ABC4 Films, which he shares along with his wife, Emma Casagrande. Moreover, he also earns as a presenter of some hit shows, namely 'Killer Shots' and 'Planet Ocean'.
The annual earnings of Andy Casagrande are not known.
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Andy Casagrande was born on October 21, 1977. As of 2022, Casagrande is 44 years old.
Andy Casagrande was born Andy Brandy Casagrande IV on October 21, 1977, in New York City, New York, United States. He was born to Dan Casagrande. However, his mother's name is not known. Casagrande holds an American nationality. He was raised in a small town around Pittsburgh. He pursued an honors degree in marine biology at the Institute of Technology, Florida. However, after joining the college, he did not feel any enthusiasm to follow his interest. Therefore, he was admitted to Pittsburgh University, where he pursued a degree in biology.
Furthermore, he pursued two more degrees in psychology and biopsychology at the California State University Long Beach.
Andy Casagrande married Emma Casagrande in July 2010. Emma Casagrande is a professional diver and photographer. She holds Swedish nationality. She met Casagrande during an excursion in the Serengeti of Tanzania. The couple has two children, Ace Casagrande and Nova Fina. The couple welcomed their first child on September 12, 2013. On the other hand, their first daughter, Nova Fina, was born on August 16, 2015.
Andy Casagrande is best known as a wildlife cinematographer and Tv show presenter.
Casagrande was a wildlife enthusiast since his childhood. He had an extreme fascination for the deadliest predators-Sharks. In addition, he is also a deep sea diver. He presents several shows based on Sharks on some popular networks such as National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and the BBC.
However, before working as a cinematographer, he worked as a tech engineer in Silicon Valley. During that time, he researched sharks and sent his reports to one of the research institutions in South Africa. Thereafter, he emigrated to Cape Town. In 2003, Casagrande started to serve as an underwater photographer for the White Shark Trust. After gaining recognition, he started serving as a videographer. He first served as a cinematographer in 2007 for Planet Carnivore's episode for the lions.
At the same time, he was given an offer by National Geographic Channel. Consequently, Casagrande started working as a filmmaker for several hit shows, including 'Man v. Animal', 'Shark Girl', and 'Isle Of Jaws'. He was also offered an opportunity to film shows such as 'Untamed America', 'Bahamas Blue', and 'Shark Week'. In 2005, he appeared on the TV program 'Shark Week'. In the show, he was able to fight off a deadly shark. Later, in 2012, Casagrande appeared in 'Planet Ocean'. His other shows include 'Killer Shots' and 'Sharkwater Extinction'.
Andy Casagrande has also produced shows like 'Africa's Lost Eden' and 'Serpent King'.
Moreover, he was also among the main cast of the show 'Great Migrations Of The Wild Beasts In East Africa', for which he won Emmy Awards in the category of wildlife cinematographer. He also won the Emmy Awards for his other TV program, namely 'Winged Planet'. During his career, Casagrande filmed polar bears, king cobras, whales, and lions face to face. Besides, Andy owns a production house called ABC4 Films. He shares this company along with his wife. This company is best known for its nature photography. Apart from this, it is also known for short television commercials and documentaries based on wildlife.
He, along with his wife, has also spread awareness about sharks through a conservation organization called Shark Angels.
In 2011, Andy Casagrande won the Nature Award in the category of Outstanding Cinematography. In addition, Casagrande also received the Outstanding Cinematography-Documentary Award in 2013.
Andy is also a two-time Emmy Awards winner for his shows 'Great Migrations Of The Wild Beasts In East Africa' and 'Winged Planet'.
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