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From F1 to filmmaking

vendredi, 2 décembre 2016   (0 Comments)
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Alumnus Mark Stewart (La Chât '87) visited his former school this week as part of the Guest Speaker series, the goal of which is to expose students to first hand testimony from people with personal stories that challenge their world view.

Mark, who is the son of Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart and thus grew up spending a lot of time in that world, is currently CEO of his own media company, which specializes in commercials, high-end corporate films and broadcast documentaries. At La Châtaigneraie on Wednesday he talked about having dyslexia, which he said has not prevented him from building a successful career in the media.

Mark Stewart in the Aula at La Châtaigneraie Primary School on 30 November 2016.

As an executive producer, Mark Stewart finds inspiration from a wide range of subjects. He is credited with successful feature films – such as Weekend of a Champion (with Roman Polanski) about his father, or The Last Man on the Moon about NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan – and a number of celebrated television productions.

Photo: Philippa Sekkiou

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