Director/ Executive Producer
Hamish Hamilton has produced and directed some of the biggest live shows on the planet. He kicked off 2017 by directing this year’s Super Bowl Half Time Show that featured Lady Gaga and smashed all-time ratings records, becoming the most-watched musical event of all-time across all platforms and the most-watched Super Bowl halftime performance in history through broadcast and digital channels.
Before that Hamish directed the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris which generated over 1 billion press impressions setting a new record for the brand.
He also directed the Stand Up to Cancer special which was televised across 66 North American networks and cable channels (the biggest road block in history) and raised over $111 million for cancer research. #SU2C.
In China Hamish directed the opening Gala of the Disneyland Shanghai opening which was seen by 55million people!
In 2015 He worked closey with the band U2 on their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Concert Special, shot live in Paris for HBO. Hamish also directed the 87th Academy Awards, featuring Glory and Lady Gaga’s take on The Sound of Music, followed by the iHeart Radio Music Awards, which united Taylor Swift and Madonna on stage in the most talked-about duet of the year, and then Red Nose Day, an annual UK fundraising effort that raised 21 million dollars for children in need across the world. He ended his jam-packed 2015 in St Barth’s, where he directed and executive produced the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Swim Special, giving viewers a rare glimpse into the ever-expanding world of VS Swim.
Hamish directed the 2nd Annual Kids Choice Sports Awards hosted by Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, which named Derek Jeter as this year’s Legend Award recipient, as well as the 2015 Video Music Awards, hosted by Miley Cyrus, which saw moments such as Justin Bieber’s on-stage breakdown and Kanye West’s legendary Video Vanguard acceptance speech.
Additional credits include Directing and Executive Producing the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, Beyonce’s Blackout-worthy Super Bowl half-time show in 2013, and the “Peter Gabriel: Back to Front” Tour in 2013-14.
One of Hamish's most diverse and richly innovative projects in recent years has been creating and directing David Bowie Is, an event/film for The Victoria & Albert Museum that has seen a second premiere in theatres across the world and received great reviews.
Hamish has 2 BAFTA Awards to his name, a Peabody Award for recognizing excellence in public service in journalism for CNN Heroes, Multiple Moonmen, and both Grammy and Emmy nominations. His name is featured on 30 million DVD boxes around the world, and there is not a contemporary performer to date that he hasn't had the honour and pleasure of working with.
Hamish began his directing career in Scotland, working for the BBC, and he has since travelled far and wide shooting documentaries, concert films, and awards shows on every continent.