Having started his career as a television cameraman in San Francisco in the late 90s, Toddy Stewart moved to New York City in the Spring of 2000, joining the photo graduate program at the School of Visual Arts. While paying his tuition as a cameraman, bartender, lighting grip, art hanger and janitor, he discovered film editing and fell in love with the calm confines of the editing bay.
He has since found a niche in the advertising world as an all-purpose creative collaborator, helping artists and agencies make pretty, often meaningful work for brands like Mercedes-Benz, Budweiser, L'Oreál, Nike, Converse and Levi's, Cadillac, Kate Spade, H&M, ESPN, MLS, J.P. Morgan Chase, West Elm, Hèrmes and Estée Lauder.
His work has garnered an Emmy, a Clio, a PDN Award, two Connections Gold Medals, a handful of Vimeo Staff Picks and has been honored at the Webby Awards and the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival. He once came in second place in an amateur surfing competition, was a teammate on multiple New York City amateur soccer league champion teams, has officiated two weddings and regularly walks his dog. He reads travelogues religiously, tweets his dreams and hopes to someday spend a large amount of his time plein air painting and writing about failure.
He is often referred to as the "Creative Director" at Picture Farm Production, a designation that sort of works. Suffice to say he works in a fortunate orbit full of talented producers and editors, technicians and artists, filmmakers and photographers.