Keo Films has tapped former ABC exec Brendan Dahill as MD of its Australian outpost, and hired Michelle Feuerlicht and Kari Lia as head of digital and executive producer, respectively, for the London office.
Feuerlicht joins Keo from Somethin’ Else, where she served as an EP for digital. Her production credits include You’re the Boss (CBBC) and Footballers United (BBC).
Previously, she was interactive producer at Lion Television, working out of both their London and New York offices to create digital content and games for such brands as Horrible Histories (CBBC), Britain From Above (BBC), History Detectives (PBS) and America Revealed (PBS).
Lia was formerly a senior producer at Plum Pictures. Her doc credits include Rookies (ITV), Billionaire’s Paradise: Inside Necker Island (BBC2), Hugh Laurie: Copper Bottom Blues (ITV) and Luxury By Royal Appointment: Inside Asprey (ITV).
Elsewhere, Dahill – the former head of non-scripted production at ABC Television – will now serve as MD and lead senior executive for the producer’s television operations in Australia. Credits for the firm include Bullied (ABC1) and Struggle Street (SBS).
A 20-year veteran of the industry, Dahill began his career in the UK with Carlton TV and Discovery Channel Europe, before filling a number of senior appointments at BBC Worldwide, most recently as director of television for Australasia.
During his six-year tenure at ABC Television, he served as channel controller for ABC1 and head of programming.
Keo Films Australia was launched in 2014 by previous partner and MD Leonie Lowe. Keo and Lowe agreed earlier this year to dissolve the partnership, and following a consultancy period, Lowe is now pursuing opportunities through her prodco Lune Media.