Originally from Scarborough, Ontario, Cinematographer Stuart Campbell graduated from the Advertising Program at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2004. He quickly became one of Toronto’s top Art Directors working for several notable Ad Agencies such as Ogilvy, John Street, and Sid Lee. During this time Stuart created several award-winning campaigns for recognizable brands; Sport Chek, War Child, and Dove to name a few. His attraction to storytelling and motion pictures ultimately proved to be his true calling and in 2012 changed career paths to focus on cinematography. Stuart honed his skills shooting commercials and short films and was quickly recognized for bringing conceptual ideas and emotion to all his projects.
In 2015, his passion for the industry fueled him to co-found Mantl Reps – which today, is one of Canada’s top representation agencies for Cinematographers and Production Designers. In 2017, he received the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Robert Brooks Award in the ‘Documentary Cinematography’ category, for his work with Directors TSU on “Caribou legs”. Stuart’s work with esteemed Directors Ed McCulloch, Michael Clowater, Ben Gregor, and Arno Salters, received international attention and he was quickly signed by WPA in Los Angeles for US, UK, and European representation in 2019.
In 2021, Stuart’s work caught the attention of Oscar-nominated writer/director Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Yellowstone) who quickly hired him to co-DP Paramount Network’s crime thriller series “Mayor of Kingstown”.
Campbell’s upcoming credits include the Hulu Emmy Award-Winning “The Handmaid’s Tale”, season 5 working with executive producers Kim Todd, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, and John Weber.