Stuart McDonald

2016 JUDGE

ROLE / ORGANISATION

Director

LOCATION

California
United States

SHORT BIO

Stuart McDonald has directed Summer Heights High, Angry Boys, Ja’mie Private School Girl and Jonah From Tonga starring Chris Lilley. He has directed Stranded (2006), a 50-minute coming of age drama film that won Best Short Film at the AFI Awards, the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, the IF Awards, the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards and the ATOM Awards. Stuart has also directed the TV series Rush, Spirited, Tangle, The Secret Life of Us and SeaChange. In America, Stuart has directed episodes of Happy Endings, Suburgatory, Super Fun Night and Blackish. Most recently, Stuart directed the feature film Oddball (2015), starring Shane Jacobson and Sarah Snook.