Andrew Gunadie, aka gunnarolla, is a music & video producer and travel blogger based in Canada.

Andrew has achieved international popularity thanks to his ability to combine humour and high production quality, evident in self-produced videos such as Canadian, PleaseThe Comic Sans Song, and his various travelogue series produced around the world, from Japan to Egypt. He has collaborated with and hosted series for many well-known brands, and has become a trusted producer of digital content. With over 13 million views on YouTube, a #1-selling album on iTunes (S*X, 2014), and the Digi Award for “Digital Personality of the Year” (2013), Andrew is a skilled and experienced host, musician, and storyteller – an expert at creating high-quality, engaging, and authentic content that is always #MadeInTheMoment.

Early Life & Music

Born in London, Canada to immigrant Indonesian-Chinese parents, Andrew studied in Canada at French language schools until the end of high school. He took interest in music an early age, enrolling at Yamaha Music School where he mastered keyboard instruments and composition, and performed across Canada as part of the Junior Original Concert (JOC) program. His family would later take ownership of the school, where Andrew served in the dual role of administrator and instructor throughout the duration of his post-secondary studies. Several of his own students went on to perform their own original compositions around Canada as part of the JOC program.

Video & Entrepreneurship

Andrew began experimenting with video production in high school, teaching himself how to shoot and edit. As the communications officer and later president of his student council, he was tasked with creating films to be premiered at a monthly school assembly. He was also part of Junior Achievement, a mentorship program for young entrepreneurs, and ran his own video production company with a partner.

Education & Work Experience

Andrew went on to study media and production at Western University & Fanshawe College, graduating from a competitive collaborative program with a degree in critical media & cultural studies, a diploma in television broadcasting, and a certificate in writing. His first industry experience was in post-production on Canada’s Next Top Model, having impressed the executive of post-production with his reel.

Andrew worked as an editor on several Canadian television productions before taking on the role of Senior Multimedia Coordinator at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and originating their in-house video production department. During his time at TIFF, he produced a wide variety of audio-visual content for web, cinema, and exhibition galleries, and worked alongside some of the top artistic talent in Canada, Hollywood, and the world. He also helped to launch TIFF’s YouTube channel.

Although he left his role at TIFF to focus on his own creative endeavours and travel aspirations, he continues to work with the organization, producing video content for a multi-channel video installation for David Cronenberg: Evolution and producing & hosting a curated 12-hour screening called Like/Comment/Subscribe.

YouTube

Over the past ten years, Andrew has built a strong brand and cultivated a loyal international following through his music & videos released on YouTube, and various tours and appearances.

Andrew has traveled internationally with Hard Rock Café as the host of the World Burger Tour food & travel series, across East Asia with Tastemade for the series ‘One For the Road’ and to several destinations in Canada with Kellogg’s #KraveThrills, a campaign in which he accompanied teenagers on their ultimate thrill, from white-water rafting to ghost-hunting. Andrew has also traveled throughout Europe, Thailand, and Egypt as a brand ambassador for Contiki.

As a musician, he has toured across Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Germany, performing alongside Andrew Huang in live music shows. These tours have been self-produced and self-funded, with several venues at capacity. As a YouTuber, he has been as a featured guest at VidCon (6 years and counting), Playlist Live, Buffer Festival, and VloggerFair.

When he isn’t travelling (and sometimes when he is), Andrew also finds time to produce original music. His biggest and most popular hits have been comedy music videos – Canadian, PleaseThe Comic Sans Song, and Circle Foods to name a few – though his repertoire spans a diverse spectrum of topics and musical genres.

Andrew independently produces and performs on the majority of his releases. His music is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, TIDAL, Spotify, and all major digital stores and streaming services.

Education

  • BA (Hons) Media, Information & Technoculture, Western University
  • Certificate in Writing, Western University
  • Diploma in Television Broadcasting, Fanshawe College
  • JMC/YMC Teaching Certification, Yamaha Music Education System

Work experience

  • Producer/Editor/Composer, gunnarolla
  • Senior Multimedia Producer, Toronto International Film Festival
  • Administrator/Music Instructor, Yamaha Music School
  • Editor, Bite TV
  • Post-Production Assistant, Temple Street Productions
  • Post-Production Assistant, Dufferin Gate Productions

Brand collaborations

  • Food & Restaurant: Hard Rock Café, KFC, Subway, Kellogg’s, Krispy Kreme Canada, Skittles, 5Gum
  • Alcohol: Canadian Club, Corona, Coors Altitude, Mott’s Clamato Caesar
  • Travel: Contiki, Tourism Calgary, San Francisco Travel, Hotel Le Germain
  • Tech: Microsoft, HP, Google Play, Voxer, Kobo, RODE Microphones, Fujifilm, verykool, TELUS
  • Transportation: Honda, Chevrolet, Air Canada
  • Fashion: YesStyle, Illbury & Goose, Dirty Laundry, Ozeal Glasses
  • Media & Entertainment: CBC Music, Tastemade, StubHub

Music releases

  • #22songs (2012)
  • As Heard on YouTube, Vol. 1 (2013)
  • S*X (2014)
  • As Heard on YouTube, Vol. 2 (2014)
  • Magical Girl (2015)
  • POP/FUN (2016)
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