After studying drama and working as an actor for a few years in the early 80s, I began to direct theatre productions. For over 14 years I was a professional writer and director in various regional theatres, during which time I also began producing a number of stage and touring productions.
I began writing screenplays in the 90s and had several films optioned before 'falling' into producing low-budget films and shorts. I was part of the team that helped to launch a new satellite TV channel - Ideal World TV - and produced many corporate videos until taking a break to concentrate on writing.
I have written novels for young adults, sci-fi comics and I'm currently working on a historical fantasy epic novel.
Since 2008 I have either produced, directed and written documentaries and short films, including "The Bridge Rising" for BBC. I'm currently working on a number of projects for Canadian and British TV.
In 2015 I produced and directed a feature comedy "The only game in town".
Name: Stuart Cresswell
Lives in: Halifax, Canada
Company: Simple Films Limited
Occupation: Actor, Author, Director, Playwright, Producer and Screenwriter
The Only Game in Town
Film (Comedy) Producer Cormack Vertue is an autistic teenager with a unique ability - he never fails to get out at solitaire. This makes him a prime candidate for the school solitaire team and gives him an opportunity to impress Odette, the love of his life. Sadly, his efforts don't go down well with Odette's hockey-star boyfriend Alastair. Cormack's abilities also attract attention from the sinister underworld of championship solitaire. Cormack and three friends, Rob, Joe and Chris, unpopular at school and ill-equipped for any other sports, find themselves in the school solitaire team, where Cormack displays a real talent for the game and never fails to get out. Written by Stuart Cresswell
The Bridge Rising
Film (Documentary and History) Producer Scottish islanders take on the government, big industry and the Bank of America - and win! 'The Bridge Rising' tells the story of the Skye Bridge tolls, Scotland's first PFI (Private Finance for Public Works) scheme. In the words of the protagonists themselves, from protestors to politicians, police to prosecutor, journalist to engineer - this film unpacks the twists and turns of the 10-year battle against the tolls. With a nod to Ealing comedies of yesteryear, the story is told with an air of mischief and unfolds against the backdrop of stunning scenery and a powerful musical score. Written by Anonymous
Painting the Wilderness
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All Sides of the Wind
Film (Documentary) Producer Writer and film maker Stuart Cresswell should be an advocate for wind energy. He has run countless marketing campaigns for wind energy products, represented a former company at BWEA and UKWind Association events and, to top it all, his late father built a wind turbine at his home in 1949 - long before it was 'trendy'. Wind energy is in his blood. So why does the modern push for wind power leave a nasty taste in his mouth? Why does the almost overnight development of wind farms in Nova Scotia make him feel so uneasy? Stuart takes us on a journey of discovery as he struggles to find answers that satisfy him - but finds only more questions and issues in a fight that is increasingly polarized. Using interviews with experts on both sides, supporters of wind farms and opponents, he takes us across both sides of the Atlantic to trace the history of wind energy and takes us up close and personal with an offshore wind farm and flies over new wind farms in Nova Scotia. But this is an emotional ... Written by Anonymous
A Nova Scotia Garden
Video (Documentary and Short) Producer Josephine Cresswell directs and narrates a delightful look at the changing seasons, plants, animals and birds that can be seen on an ordinary Nova Scotia garden. Combining superb HD footage and home movie sequences, with music and informative narration, this DVD gives a real taste of the free wildlife show 'on your doorstep'.Ideal for nature lovers and people considering moving to Nova Scotia. Written by Anonymous
The Things We Used to Do on Grass
Video (Documentary, Short, History and Music) Producer The opening of a new indoor sports facility in the run-down former mining town of Stellarton, Nova Scotia, breathes new life into the locals who find all sorts of uses for the artificial grass surface. Images of the activities supported by superb narration by some of the areas older inhabitants, telling us the things THEY used to do on grass... Includes a superb soundtrack by international acts Grand Drive and XTC. Real people. Fake Grass. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Drama, Family, Mystery and 1 More) Producer Nothing stays buried under the ice forever.
TV Movie (Drama) Actor A moving account of how one girl was blamed for arson on her master's house. Betty was said to be pregnant with the master's child and framed for a crime she didn't commit in order to save the family name of her masters. After a swift trail she was hung on the 5th April 1799 Written by James Hughes