STUART LACHLAN BENNETT is a writer, producer and director with a career in film and television spanning more than 30 years. He began his television career in England where he worked as a film editor for BBC Television and graduated from the BBC film-training program at the prestigious Ealing Film Studios in London.
Stuart has many film and TV credits to his name, and won a Cable Ace Award for best documentary for the Death at Antietam episode of the TLC Archaeology series in 1994. He has produced reality, documentary, magazine and drama productions for international TV networks such as Chinese Central TV, Russia’s Channel 1, Japan’s NHK and also worked for companies in the USA such as The Discovery Channel, ABC and The Christian Broadcasting Network.
As an independent film producer, Stuart produces documentaries and feature length films. He has written seven screenplays and currently has one of his scripts in development. In addition to running his own nonprofit film production company, Lachlan Creative Group (http://www.lachlancg.org), Stuart is Vice President of the Board of Directors of ASSIST News Network, an international news organization, and he is a board member of Safe From Slavery, a faith-based organization that fights human trafficking and provides safe accommodation for survivors of sexual exploitation in the U.K. More information is available about Stuart on his website: www.stuartbennett.net
Stuart's global perspective is unique having produced TV programs and films in more than 30 countries. He has lived in England, Canada, the United States of America, the Philippines and Thailand.
TV Movie by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Documentary) Producer Exploring Ephesus combines the fast-paced adventure of a travel show with truly rich biblical scholarship and relevant spiritual insights. Join hosts, Dr. Mark Wilson and Dr. Andrew Jackson, leading experts on biblical Turkey, as they journey to this important hub of the early church.
Saint Nicholas: The Real Story
Film by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Documentary) Producer This 60-minute film will take an in depth look at the story of St. Nicholas through historical fact, archaeological evidence, faith, artistic expression and contemporary celebration.
Video by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Drama) Producer A drug dealers younger brother is forced to work for him to pay off a huge debt, but he is unaware that the real business he is joining is the darker world of sex trafficking.
From Heart to Heart
Television (Talk-Show) Producer Combines music powerhouses like Anchalee with compelling drama and candid interviews.
Iman: Umeed aur Mohabbat
TV Movie by Ayesha Alam (Drama) Producer Twenty-five year old Andrew's dream is to study in America, but when he is denied a visa his life falls into bitterness and rebellion. His Christian parents want him to work in their family business, but Andrew wants nothing of it. He decides he'll buy a visa on the black market, so he joins a gang in a robbery. When Andrew bungles the robbery, the gang has to flee, but the leader runs into an innocent witness.... the husband of Andrew's parents housekeeper. The gang leader murders the man in front of Andrew's eyes. As the story develops, Andrew and the housekeeper have to come to terms with forgiveness. Written by Stuart L. Bennett
Season of Hope
TV Movie by Greg Francis (Comedy) Producer A Beijing orphanage is running out of space, but an American English teacher and his girlfriend decide to put on a Christmas pageant to raise money for a new wing. The plan looks great until Santa Clause and Jacob Marley's ghost show up.
Television (Talk-Show) Producer A weekly magazine program with celebrity interviews, dramatized stories of people who have overcome life's dark shadows and music guests with an uplifting message.
Cross Culture Club
Television (Reality-TV) Producer Two hosts introduce the program -a Chinese girl and an American guy who is fluent in Mandarin. Their fun rapport gives the show a lighthearted feel. A segment called "Culture Shock" follows the lives of young people in both the U.S. and in China showing where they live, where they go to school, what they do for fun, etc. In true magazine fashion each program features additional segments focusing on trends, advances in technology and current entertainment news. Shot as a co-production in China and the U.S. the series takes a colorful look at the interest of modern day youth on opposite sides of the world. Written by Stuart Bennett
TV Movie by Greg Francis (Reality-TV) Producer
Gain and Lose
Video by Greg Francis (Reality-TV) Producer
Roots of Our Lives
TV Movie by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Drama) Producer
Ali & Silvana
TV Movie by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Drama) Director The story follows the romance between a Muslim boy named Ali and an Orthodox Christian girl named Silvana. This truly was a contemporary Romeo and Juliet narrative that related to many of the cultural clashes that face young people as families deal with tradition and change. Written by Stuart L. Bennett
Film by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Drama) Director
The Legacy of Christopher Columbus
TV Movie by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Documentary) Producer
What Are You Living For?
TV Movie by Stuart Lachlan Bennett (Reality-TV) Producer
The 700 Club
Television (News and Talk-Show) Producer Television talk show dedicated to bringing uplifting stories, exciting guests, breaking news, and much more from a Christian perspective.
John Wycliffe: The Morning Star
Film by Tony Tew (Biography, Drama and History) Editorial department John Wycliffe, the scholar and lay preacher of the 14th century who was later dubbed "The Morning Star of the Reformation", risked his life and freedom to criticize the Church for its abuses of power and its false teachings. The dramatized story of his life includes his battles with Church authorities, his relationship with the peasants and his realization that the Bible must be translated into English, so that the common man, as well as the learned, could read it. Written by J. Spurlin
BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands
Television (News) Editorial department