Stuart Hazeldine

Screenwriter, Director
Stuart Hazeldine headshot

After writing the TV movie Riverworld for the Sci-Fi Channel in 2003, Stuart carried out uncredited rewrites on the apocalyptic thrillers Knowing and The Day The Earth Stood Still. He then adapted John Milton’s epic religious fantasy poem ‘Paradise Lost’ for Legendary Pictures, co-wrote a Moses biopic script for Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg, rewrote the Henry V epic Agincourt for director Michael Mann and sold a King Arthur script to Paramount. He is currently writing a TV pilot for Blumhouse.

In 2009 Stuart wrote, directed, produced and financed his debut film, the psychological thriller Exam, which hit cinemas in ten countries including the UK, won the Santa Barbara Film Festival and garnered him a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut.

Most recently he directed the smash-hit film The Shack for Lionsgate, starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, based on the bestselling novel.

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Stuart Hazeldine is appearing at the following sessions:

50 Page Turners… Making Your Script Unputdownable

50 Page Turners… Making Your Script Unputdownable

The story we choose to tell is compelling, or we would not choose to tell it in the first place. So what can we do to the words we write to elevate it into a page turner? Five experts reveal the 50 ways YOU can improve your script RIGHT NOW.  

7:00pm Braveheart Script to Screen

7:00pm Braveheart Script to Screen

Few films pack as much emotional punch, adventure and romance as Braveheart. And we are privileged to have the Oscar®-nominated screenwriter, Randall Wallace, to join us for this 25th anniversary screening at LondonSWF.

Randall Wallace: A Life in Epic Cinema

Randall Wallace: A Life in Epic Cinema

Meet a Hollywood legend as we discuss his career, hits, failures and even his unproduced projects. Interviewed by writer/director Stuart Hazeldine, we will explore many of the recurring themes in his work such as justice, courage, humility and extraordinary lives. Get there early, it will be crammed.