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Stuart McDonald

Stuart McDonald Director IMDb
Show debut: "I'm Going on a Date with Josh's Friend!"

BioEdit

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Whether it's comedy or drama, as a director I enjoy finding that key that makes it real, the moment to moment. I started my career as a screenwriter and as such the heart of my work will always be storytelling.
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— Stuart McDonald, Campaignbrief.com



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Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald is an Australian writer and director. He began his career in the late 1990’s in his native country working as a writer for the television show ”SeaChange.” He also directed a few episodes which led to more directorial work on other productions. This included a number of collaborations with comedian Chris Lilley on his projects “Summer Heights High”, “Angry Boys”, “Ja’mie: Private School Girl”, and “Jonah from Tonga.” McDonald spent over a decade exclusively in the Australian film industry and winning multiple AFI awards. In 2012 he started doing more work overseas in the American television market. He directed several sitcoms such as “Happy Endings” and “Suburgatory.” Starting in 2015 McDonald directed several episodes of The CW musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” By 2018 he directed a total of 7 episodes over a span of three seasons.

FilmographyEdit

Television shows
Year Show Position Number of episodes
2016 - 2017 Crazy Ex-GirlfriendDirector 7 episodes
2017 SpeechlessDirector 1 episode
2017 American HousewifeDirector 1 episode
2016 WreckedDirector 1 episode
2016 The Jim Gaffigan ShowDirector 3 episodes
2016 GrandfatheredDirector 1 episode
2015 Playing HouseDirector 8 episodes
2015 Black-ishDirector 1 episode
2014 Jonah from TongaDirector Mini-series 6 episodes
2014 SuburgatoryDirector 1 episode
2013 - 2014 Super Fun NightDirector 3 episodes
Ja'mie: Private School GirlDirector 6 episodes
2013 Zach Stone Is Gonna Be FamousDirector 2 episodes
2012 Happy EndingsDirector 1 episode
2012 Angry BoysDirector 12 episodes
2011 SpiritedDirector 2 episodes
2009 - 2010 TangleDirector 5 episodes
2009 RushDirector 1 episodes
2008 - 2009 East Of EverythingDirector 5 episodes
2007 Sunner Heights HighDirector 8 episodes
2006 Too TwistedDirector 1 episode
2001 -2005 The Secret Life of UsDirector 12 episodes
2002 MDAl Director 2 episodes
2000 SeaChangeDirector 2 episodes
1999 Bondi BanquetDirector ?
1994 Baby Bathh MassacreDirector TV movie


Television shows
Year Show Position
2015 Odball and the PenguinsDirector
2006 StrandedDirector
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Writers

Rachel BloomAline Brosh McKenna 🎈 Rene Gube 🎈 Sono Patel 🎈 Audrey Wauchope 🎈 Rachel Specter 🎈 Michael Hitchcock 🎈 Dan Gregor 🎈 Doug Mand 🎈 Elisabeth Kiernan Averick 🎈 Erin Ehrlich 🎈 Ilana Peña 🎈 Jack Dolgen 🎈 Katie Schwartz 🎈 Alden Derck

Directors

Marc Webb 🎈 Joanna Kerns 🎈 Kabir Akhtar 🎈 Jay Chandrasekhar 🎈 Aline Brosh McKenna 🎈 Stuart McDonald 🎈 Joseph Khan 🎈Erin Ehrlich 🎈 Steven Tsuchida 🎈 Jude Weng

Music

Adam Schlesinger 🎈 Jack Dolgen 🎈 Steven M. Gold

Other

Kathryn Burns (Choreographer) 🎈 Dominique Kelley (Assistant Choreographer) 🎈 Kabir Akhtar (Editing)
Melina Root (Wardobe & Costumes) 🎈 Britney Young (Production assistant) 🎈 Alden Derck (Writer's Production assistant)

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