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Andy Casagrande Net Worth

Andy Casagrande Net Worth is
$4 Million

Andy Casagrande Biography

Andy Brandy Casagrande IV, born on 21 October 1977 in New York City, USA, is a wildlife cinematographer, best known for his work of filming sharks for some the world’s top production companies, the National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

So just how wealthy is Andy Casagrande, as of late 2017? According to sources, Casagrande has acquired a net worth of over $4 million, accumulated during his career in cinematography which now spans over 20 years.

Andy Casagrande Net Worth $4 million

Casagrande’s passion for sharks started at an early age. Propelled by this fascination, he went on to pursue an education in marine biology, enrolling at the Florida Institute of Technology in 1996. However, he soon realized that getting a degree in marine biology didn’t necessarily guarantee that he would be spending time with sharks, so he transferred to the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with a degree in biology. He then attended California State University–Long Beach, obtaining a degree in psychology, and a BA in biopsychology.

After completing his education, Casagrande found a job as a tech support engineer in a software company in Silicon Valley, using his spare time to research sharks. On one occasion, he wrote a song about sharks and sent it as an MP3 file with a job application to three shark research teams, one in the USA, one in Australia, and one in South Africa. The latter team, a research and conservation group in South Africa that has been studying Great Whites and known as the White Shark Trust, was impressed with his application and hired him as its underwater still photographer in 2003. He moved to Cape Town and went on to learn more about his favorite creatures, constantly filming their behavior, and eventually swapping his still camera for a video camera. After some time shooting with the company’s research team from inside a shark cage, he eventually ditched the cage, filming safely in Shark Alley, off South Africa’s Western Cape province. His net worth began to grow.

By the time his shooting skills were perfected, a crew from National Geographic came to film with his research team. Impressed by Casagrande’s work, they offered him a job in Washington, D.C., as a field producer and cameraman. His work for such a major producing giant soon led him to travel around the world, filming everything, from wildlife to the Antarctic, capturing the behavior of some of the world’s most fascinating creatures. It has enabled him to be provided with GoPro’s equipment all the time, and paved his way to recognition and fame. Casagrande’s wealth grew larger.

Throughout his career at National Geographic, he has been featured in numerous programs and series of the network, including “Untamed Americas”, ” Africa’s Lost Eden”, “Great Migrations”, “Superpride” and “Serpent King”, to name a few, which have made him famous in the animal world in general, and greatly contributed to his fortune.

His involvement in such a major company opened his way to working for other major names in the industry too, such as filming for Discovery Channel’s annual programming extravaganza “Shark Week”, featuring shows such as “Into the Shark Bite” and “Impossible Shot”. He has also filmed for the BBC and Animal Planet, further increasing his wealth.

Casagrande’s talent for capturing extraordinary footage earned him several awards and honors, among them two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography—Nature, and has made him a celebrity and one of the world’s most influential wildlife cinematographers, and concurrently brought him a sizable net worth.

Aside from his work for the world’s major production giants, Casagrande owns his own production company called ABC4Films, specializing in wildlife documentaries, television commercials as well as collaborating on films. This has been another source of his fortune.

Speaking about his private life, Casagrande has been married to Swedish-born Emma Walfridsson since 2010. The couple has one child together and the family resides in Naples, Florida. Along with his wife, he has promoted the sharks’ cause, serving as an ambassador for the shark conservation organization called Shark Angels.

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Quick Facts

Full NameAndy Casagrande
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of Birth1972
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
ProfessionCinematographer, wildlife cameraman, producer
NationalityAmerican
SpouseEmma Casagrande (m. 2010)
ChildrenNova Fina Casagrande, Ace Brandy Casagrande
ParentsDan Casagrande
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ABC4FILMS
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/abc4explore
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/abc4explore/
AwardsNews & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography – Nature (2011), News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography: Documentary (2013)
MoviesAfrica's Lost Eden (2010), Bride of Jaws (2015), Planet Ocean (2012), Sharks and the City: New York (2017), Air Jaws: Night Stalker (2016), Isle of Jaws (2016), Sharks Among Us (2016)
TV ShowsKiller Shots (TV program), Shark (TV Series documentary, 2015), Die Trying (TV Series, 2014), Savage Family Diggers (2012), National Geographic Explorer (2007-2008)


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography - Documentary and Long FormUntamed Americas (2012)Andy Mitchell

John Benam

Neil Rettig

Mark Emery

Cristian Dimitrius

John Shier

Alistair MacEwen

Rod Clarke

Kelly Sweet

Shawn Heinrichs

Bob Cranston

Peter Kragh

Christian Baumeister

Ernie Kovacs

Keith Brust

Federico Pardo

Bob Landis

Selah Hobbie

Dawson Dunning
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography - NatureGreat Migrations (2010)David Baillie (cinematography)

John Benam (cinematography)

Martin Dohrn (cinematography)

Graeme Duane (cinematography)

Mark Emery (cinematography)

Justine Evans (cinematography)

Ken Corben (cinematography)

Wade Fairley (cinematography)

Richard Fitzpatrick (cinematography)

Richard Foster (cinematography)

Johnny Friday (cinematography)

David Hannan (cinematography)

Clint Hempsall (cinematography)

Jonathan Jones (cinematography)

Dereck Joubert (cinematography)

Mark Lamble (cinematography)

Alistair MacEwen (cinematography)

John Mans (cinematography


Filmography

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharks Among Us2016TV Movie documentary director of photography: underwater Guadalupe Crew
Air Jaws: Night Stalker2016TV Movie documentary underwater cinematographer - as Andy Brandy Casagrande IV
Jungle Shark2016TV Movie documentary camera operator: underwater cinematographer - as Andy Casagrande IV
Isle of Jaws2016Documentary short camera operator: underwater cinematography
Wrath of a Great White Serial Killer2016Documentary underwater cinematographer - as Andy Brandy Casagrande IV
Air Jaws: Walking with Great Whites2015TV Movie documentary underwater cinematographer
Bride of Jaws2015TV Movie documentary camera operator - as Andy Brandy Casagrande / stills - as Andy Brandy Casagrande
Lair of the Mega Shark2015TV Movie documentary underwater camera
Shark WeekTV Series documentary camera operator - 5 episodes, 2012 - 2013 additional camera operator - 1 episode, 2015 underwater cinematographer - 1 episode, 2015
Shark2015TV Series documentary camera operator - 3 episodes
Bahama Blue2015TV Series documentary underwater camera - 5 episodes
Shark Girl2014TV Movie documentary camera operator
Extinction Soup2014Documentary camera operator
Die Trying2014TV Series camera operator - 1 episode
Great White Shark: Beyond the Cage of Fear2013TV Movie documentary camera operator
Dual Survival2013TV Series camera operator - 1 episode
Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice2012TV Series documentary underwater cinematographer - 4 episodes
Untamed Americas2012TV Series documentary camera operator - 2 episodes
Savage Family Diggers2012TV Series underwater camera operator - 1 episode
Mud2012digital intermediate technician - uncredited
Shark Night 3D2011camera operator
Killer Shots2011TV Series documentary camera operator - 3 episodes
Shark Attack Survival Guide2010TV Movie camera operator - as Andy Brandy Casagrande
Africa's Lost Eden2010TV Movie documentary camera operator
Wild Recon2010TV Series camera operator - 1 episode
Venom in Vegas2010TV Movie documentary camera operator - as Andy Brandy Casagrande
Great White Appetite2009TV Movie underwater camera operator
Deadly Waters2009TV Movie underwater camera operator
Summer of the Sharks2009Documentary underwater camera operator
National Geographic ExplorerTV Series documentary additional cinematographer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008 camera operator - 1 episode, 2007
Nature Untamed2008TV Series documentary additional photography - 1 episode
Planet Carnivore2007TV Series documentary assistant camera - 1 episode
The Shark Is Still Working2007Documentary cinematographer: live "Great White" footage

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paradise Reef2016Documentary
Bride of Jaws2015TV Movie documentary director of photography - as Andy Brandy Casagrande
Lair of the Mega Shark2015TV Movie documentary
Zombie Sharks2014TV Movie documentary
Shark Week2013TV Series documentary 3 episodes
Great White Serial Killer2013TV Movie documentary
Dual Survival2013TV Series 1 episode
Auction Hunters2011-2012TV Series 2 episodes
Planet Ocean2012Documentary
Untamed Americas2012TV Series documentary 1 episode
Shark Attack Experiment Live2011TV Special documentary
Shark City2011TV Movie
How Sharks Hunt2011TV Special
Killer Shots2011TV Series documentary 3 episodes
Great Migrations2010TV Mini-Series documentary 6 episodes
Saved from the Spill2010TV Movie documentary
Wild Nights2010TV Series 1 episode
Into the Shark Bite2010TV Movie documentary
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2010TV Series 1 episode
Africa's Lost Eden2010TV Movie documentary
Venom in Vegas2010TV Movie documentary
Darwin's Secret Notebooks2009TV Movie documentary
Wild2009TV Series documentary 2 episodes
Great White Appetite2009TV Movie
Deadly Waters2009TV Movie
Night2009TV Series documentary 1 episode
Feeding Frenzy2008TV Series 3 episodes
National Geographic Explorer2008TV Series documentary 1 episode
Surviving Sharks2008TV Movie documentary
Superpride2008TV Movie documentary
Nature Untamed2008TV Series documentary 1 episode
Planet Carnivore2007TV Series documentary 1 episode

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lair of the Mega Shark2015TV Movie documentary executive producer
Cosmic Journeys2014TV Series documentary short producer - 1 episode
PS9 Wild Series: Correspondency from the Wilderness2012Documentary consulting producer
Killer Shots2011TV Series documentary co-producer - 3 episodes
Great White Appetite2009TV Movie producer
Deadly Waters2009TV Movie producer
Superpride2008TV Movie documentary field producer
Planet Carnivore2007TV Series documentary associate producer - 2 episodes

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killer Shots2011TV Series documentary 3 episodes

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharks Among Us2016TV Movie documentary diver
Hunter & HuntedTV Series documentary production assistant - 1 episode, 2005 fixer - 1 episode, 2005

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cosmic Journeys2014TV Series documentary short 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great White Appetite2009TV MovieGreat White Shark Expert

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shark Bait2016TV Movie documentary stock footage provided by:
Jago: A Life Underwater2015Documentary thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sharks Among Us2016TV Movie documentaryFilmmaker / Cinematographer
Paradise Reef2016DocumentaryHimself
Shark Week2013-2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Bride of Jaws2015TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Andy Brandy Casagrande)
Lair of the Mega Shark2015TV Movie documentary
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Great White Matrix2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC News Nightline2014TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHimself
How Sharks Hunt2011TV SpecialGreat White Shark Expert (2011)
Killer Shots2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Great Migrations2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Skavlan2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saved from the Spill2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Into the Shark Bite2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
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