Welcome to the Prendies

 

This is an all-purpose website for me,

Andy Prendergast (above),

and my family


Professional Life

I am a TV/Video producer/director/researcher/writer/developer.  I have spent much of my career making information entertaining for young people on terrestrial networked shows. I am used to being involved in projects from their conception and have had several of my own formats produced.

I also write, direct, shoot and edit both my own work and commissioned projects.  I regularly run workshops sharing my skills.

In 2010 I started practising as a Creative Partner and have gained from working alongside fellow practitioners and following the Creative Partnership ethos- especially the emphasis on reflection and sustainability

I am an Oxford graduate with an honours degree in Modern Languages.  I speak Spanish and enjoy teaching beginners as such rapid progress can be made in the initial stages.  I also speak French.

I have travelled widely and have many interests.

I am in good health.

I have a current clean driving licence, a current passport and the right to work in this country.

I have a current CRB certificate and public liability insurance for £5m.


Private Life

I’m married. 

My wife, Claire, is a trained stained glass artist and tutor, a professional hair and make-up artist for theatre and a qualified hairdresser. 

We have three daughters. Ella and Livi are identical twins in the 6th form at Dartford Grammar Girls’ School where Livi is head girl, and Ella is house captain. Nancy, who has learning difficulties, has left home for college in Shropshire.  Because of Nancy, a lot of my recent work relates to special needs.

Our Chocolate Roan Cocker Spaniel. Ceily, had puppies last year.