STUART SUTHERLAND: CEO
Stuart has been Producing Film and TV content for over 20 years.
Stuart is currently Co-Producing KANDAHAR through his Celtic Arabia banner. The film stars Gerard Butler and is the story of a CIA operative fleeing from special forces in Afghanistan after his covert mission has its cover blown. Stuart is also the Spanish Producer handling all the Production services for Showtime’s big budget remake of THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, and whose showrunner is Alex Kurtzman.
Other recent credits include being the UK Producer for Scott Free’s The Good Fight, Executive Producer on TOP BOY and handling the Production services for KILLING EVE 3 in Spain. Stuart also recently Produced CHAMPIONS (an Arabic remake of the Spanish box office hit of the same name) and BORN A KING. Costing over $20m, BORN A KING was directed by Agustí Villaronga (Cannes winner and Spanish nominee for the Oscars). The film is an extraordinary true story set in 1919. A coming-of-age tale about 14 year old Faisal, an Arab Prince whose dispatched from the deserts of Arabia to London by his warrior father, on a high stakes diplomatic mission to secure the formation
of his country.
Stuart has been running Celtic Entertainment since 2008. Celtic is one of the leading UK film and drama producers having produced many Prime Time shows such as THE SAINT, the multi award winning SHARPE TV series starring Sean Bean and the Emmy award winning HORNBLOWER TV series.
Stuart Produced his first feature film in 2001, a romantic comedy, GIRL FROM RIO, starring Hugh Laurie and Spanish star Santiago Segura which won Best International Film at the Hollywood Film festival.
Stuart then went on to Executive Producer the return of one of the UK’s best loved TV franchises, SHARPE. The SHARPE’S CHALLENGE and SHARPE’S PERIL mini-series which were both shot on location in India, averaged an audience of both of over 7 million viewers on ITV1.
Stuart then served as an Executive Producer on a number of films including A LONG WEEKEND, The COURIER starring Mickey Rourke and BAIT a shark thriller set in Australia which went on to become one of the 20 highest grossing movies in China of that year.
Celtic also provided the production services for Russia’s legendary director, Vladimir Bortko’s $15m spy thriller SOUL OF A SPY. Through Celtic’s Indian office, Stuart Co-Produced the renowned Russian director Peter Buslov’s RODINA in 2014. Shot in Goa.
In 2017 Stuart was also the Line Producer for Spain for the Universal Studios produced EMERALD CITY directed by Tarsem; which was a big budget reworking of legendary Wizard Of Oz novels which aired on NBC.
Aside from his film and TV work Stuart has produced numerous TV commercials for such clients as CADBURY’S, HERO Motorbikes (Virat Kohli), GATORADE (Alexis Sanchez), SUZUKI cars, ULUDAG soft drinks, ZIRAAT BANK, CARLTON LUGGAGE, UTI BANK, VOGUE magazine and numerous other brands.
Stuart is a voting BAFTA member and holds a BA (honours) degree from The European Business School (London) in International Business Administration, and has undertaken extension courses in Film Finance and Producing for Television at UCLA.