Andrew is the founder of Sunstar, with 27 years of experience in the fields of sport and entertainment.
With a passion for sport, Sunstar’s talent roster has a heavy focus on cricket. Andrew represents some superstars of the game, including Mitchell Starc, Alyssa Healy and Australian women’s captain, Meg Lanning. He has also managed the career of solo sailor Jessica Watson OAM. Andrew was Event Director for 16 year old Jessica's epic homecoming in May 2010, which was watched by millions via a live broadcast in Australia and 100,000 spectators around Sydney Harbour. It was voted Australia's Favourite Event of 2010.
Andrew was a producer on Jessica’s documentary '210 Days', which was narrated by Sir Richard Branson.
Andrew set up Sunstar's film division in 2011, acquiring and developing Sunstar's slate of properties, including the Academy Award nominated, box office hit LION, on which he was executive producer.
In addition to his work in the talent and film sectors, Andrew has made a significant contribution to his local community. He's sat on the Board of the Manly Warringah Cricket Club in Sydney for 32 years, including the past 18 as Honorary President and is a Life Member of the 144 year old Club.
In 2015, Andrew delivered the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever for a personal cause in Australia, by instigating the “All in for Alex” fundraiser to assist his terminally ill 41 year old niece Alex Piper, who had breast cancer. Her husband Matt is 100% blind and unable to work. The campaign raised over $1 million for Alex, Matt and their three young children. Sadly, Alex passed away just 3 weeks after the campaign ended.
In 2016, Andrew was awarded the prestigious Community Service Award by the Government of NSW, in appreciation of his contribution to the community.
Shahen has been involved in the field of finance and investment banking for over 30 years. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Sydney University) and Master of Economics (Macquarie University). He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants , Registered Company Auditor, Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
During the past 10 years, Shahen has had extensive experience in various aspects of film production in Australia. He has been an integral component in the production slate Sunstar has acquired and is an executive producer on each of our feature films.
Shahen brings further dimension to the strong industry credentials of Sunstar, given his significant experience in all aspects of business negotiation, legal and accounting disciplines.