SCOTT STEWART (Writer/Director) is a writer, director, producer and technologist. Prior to
working on DARK SKIES he directed and executive produced the two-hour premiere of
DEFIANCE, an innovative multi-platform sci-fi action television series for NBC/Universal
and the Syfy Channel, which is set to premiere in April 2013 on the Syfy Channel.
In 2011, Stewart directed the film adaptation of the Tokyopop comic book PRIEST for
Sony/Screen Gems, starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Christopher Plummer. Mike
DeLuca (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and Josh Donen (SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND) produced
In 2010, Stewart co-wrote and directed the hit Sony/Screen Gems supernatural thriller
LEGION starring Dennis Quaid, Paul Bettany, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Lucas Black
and Charles Dutton. Earlier this year, the Syfy Channel and Sony Pictures TV
announced a TV series adaptation of LEGION which Stewart will executive produce.
Stewart also co-wrote the four-issue comic book prequel LEGION: PROPHETS for IDW
Publishing (30 DAYS OF NIGHT).
An accomplished visual effects artist and technologist, Stewart co-founded the well-
regarded visual effects company, The Orphanage, which created visual effects for more
than two dozen major films including such blockbusters as IRON MAN; PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN; AT WORLD'S END, SIN CITY, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, and HELLBOY.
While at The Orphanage, Stewart formed Orphanage Animation Studios with multi-
Emmy award winning animator Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of such hit animated
shows as STAR WARS: CLONE WARS, SAMURAI JACK, and DEXTER'S LABORATORY.
first production was the original animated series SYM-BIONIC TITAN which debuted to
wide acclaim on Cartoon Network in 2010.
Before co-founding The Orphanage, Stewart was a visual effects artist at George Lucas'
Industrial Light + Magic where he created visual effects for numerous blockbuster films,
including STAR WARS: EPISODE I -- THE PHANTOM MENACE and THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1991 with a
degree in Motion Picture Production.
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