Mr. Andy Hirsh


Merion Station, United States


Andy Hirsh is the Founder of Olive Branch Pictures, Inc. He was the 2020 Luff Peace Fellow at the Watson Institute, and is a member of the Spring 2021 50:50 Startups Cohort. Andy completed his BA in Political Science at Wesleyan University and is pursuing a dual Social Impact MBA Candidate at Brandeis University and MA Candidate in Animation at the Academy of Art University. “Shira and Amal” and Olive Branch Pictures was first inspired in July 2017 in culmination of Andy’s volunteer experiences in the Middle East, Mexico, and India, his Jewish roots and curiosity for all dharmas, falling in love with a peacenik in Tel Aviv, a passion for media, storytelling, diplomacy, language, and entrepreneurship, and a need to reclaim his creativity. Andy has always loved cartoons since he was a kid. He fondly remembers reading original superhero comics with his Dad and waking up early for Saturday morning cartoons.