Interview with Nickelodeon’s Breadwinners Creators


Last week Me & Jess Camacho had the honor to Interview with Nickelodeon animated series creators/executive producers Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele and Steve Borst of Breadwinners over at the Nickelodeon Offices at NYC.

In this short interview we ask about the creation of SwaySway and Buhdeuce and many questions about the hit series.

About The Series: 

SwaySway and Buhdeuce are BREADWINNERS These two carefree ducks fly around in a super sweet rocket van, delivering bread to their hungry customers. They live together, laugh together, and get into all sorts of riDUCKulous adventures together on their planet Pondgea. No matter what, nothing stops these two feathered friends from having 24/7 fun and a getting a little bit QUAZY! Look out for bucket loads of delicious bread, head boppin’ music, and non-stop booty-shakin’ dance parties. Coming soon!

Background :

Swaysway interview--breadwinners-creatorsSteve Borst

Steve Borst is a two-time Emmy-nominated writer and a creator and executive producer of Nickelodeon’s upcoming animated original series Breadwinners.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, Borst has written for various animated television series including Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans Go! and sketch comedy series MAD, both produced by Warner Bros. Animation. In 2012, he served as head writer of the independently produced series Cartoon Lagoon, an official selection of the 2012 New York Television Festival.

Previously, Borst lived in New York City, where he joined the Nickelodeon family as a writer in 2003 and later as head writer for Nick Creative Advertising. He was responsible for writing on-air promos, commercials, public service announcements, print advertisements, promotional materials, online content, network branding, corporate presentations, and live events.

Over the past decade, Borst has earned numerous awards including multiple Promax/BDA Awards as well as an Emmy nomination for his work as a writer on MAD. Additionally, Borst worked on Nickelodeon’s 2004 Emmy-nominated PSA, “How to Be Well.”

Borst graduated from Cornell University in 2000 with a degree in English.

interview--breadwinners-creatorsGary “Doodles” Di Raffaele

Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele is a director, animator, and designer with nearly a decade of experience in the industry. He is a creator and executive producer on Nickelodeon’s upcoming animated original series Breadwinners.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, he has worked as an animator on Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse and as an animatic and storyboard director on the first three seasons of the Warner Bros. Animation-produced sketch comedy series MAD. 

Before moving to Los Angeles, Di Raffaele worked in New York City where he directed an ESL pilot program for Sesame Workshop that launched the development of smart-board technology in thousands of classrooms overseas.

Later, Di Raffaele partnered with Mondo Media to produce his own critically acclaimed web seriesOver the years, he has worked across a variety of mediums including various interactive web series, flash games, and television shows. By starting his career in smaller animation shops, he gained valuable experience in many different roles in the production process, which has served as a strong foundation when creating and developing his own original content.

Di Raffaele graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.

You can listen the whole interview here: 

Many Thanks to Steve and Gray! Hopefully we get to see Rocking Oats Bread and Kevin Bacon Bread !

And Special Thanks to amazing team over at Nickelodeon !

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