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Stuart Hackshaw

Stuart is a commercials director specialising in drama, comedy and cars.

In commercials, Stuart directed a stunning ad in Japan for Mazda’s Art of Manufacturing campaign, capturing beautifully each stage in the creation of their signature car, while his latest work for Hendrick’s Gin saw him employ his trademark sense of humour to create a set of 1970s-inspired films around World Cucumber Day. Most recently, Stuart directed the second instalment of the Small Talk Saves Lives campaign with the Samaritans, movingly demonstrating the ability of all of us to help save lives on the railway.

Stuart’s independent work includes The Nature of Daylight, a beautiful short film combining stunning performances with assured visual storytelling. Next up is a new short made as part of Progress’ Lost But Not Forgotten series, dropping very soon.