Stewart started film making by directing broadcast documentaries for Channel 4 and the BBC. He then wrote and directed his first feature film, 'Fast Food', starring Douglas Henshall and Gerard Butler (300, PS I Love You) that featured in the London Film Festival and gained a theatrical release. That led to him writing and directing the $5m Sky Pictures feature film 'Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)' starring Stellan Skarsgard, Chris Penn and Paul Bettany.
In 2010 Stewart directed ‘Blue Moon Rising’, an epic feature documentary about a season at Manchester City football club. The film was released to critical acclaim in Autumn 2010.
Stewart often specializes in sports-related/action commercials, working with tennis players (Roger Federer); footballers (Carlos Tevez, Bobby Charlton, Craig Bellamy); golfers (Adam Scott, Trevor Immelman); Polo players (Gonzalo Pieres) and Paralympic athletes like Oscar Pistorius. Stewart directed the hugely successful C4/BT promos and idents for the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Stewart currently works on a combination of commercials, feature film and international brand films and is in development on psychological thriller ‘Richmond Hill’.Awards
- In 2005 Stewart directed Spooks Interactive at the BBC, which won both a Bafta for best production and the highest accolade at Cannes, the Grand Prix.
- Best Film at Yeosu Korea Expo by WBSTFPF and ECOSOC 2012
- New York Film Festival Gold World Medal (1) 2008
- New York Film Festival Gold World Medal (2) 2008
- IVCA Gold 2008
- IVCA Silver 2008
- IVCA Silver 2007
- New York Film Festival Gold 2006
- US International Film and Video Festival Gold 2006
- US International Film and Video Festival Silver 2006
- IVCA Gold 2006
- IVCA Gold 2004
- Nominated Golden Hitchcock Dinard Film Festival for Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) 2001
- British Airways
- JP Morgan
- General Motors
- Channel 4