The Director Behind the World’s Biggest Shows
It’s a safe bet you’ve seen a Hamish Hamilton event. The British director and co-founder of global entertainment group Done + Dusted has directed some of the most watched productions on the planet, including the Emmys, the Oscars, and the Grammys — and the past 13 Super Bowl halftime shows. Hamish got his start as a producer for the BBC before making a name for himself in the music industry, directing music concert documentaries as well as the MTV Video Music Awards. From broad stroke concept development to the specifics of camera angles and storytelling techniques, Hamish’s skills are unmatched and he has the awards to prove it: two BAFTA Awards, a Peabody Award, multiple Moonmen, and Grammy and Emmy nominations. His name is featured on 30 million DVD boxes (aka collectors’ items) around the world and there isn’t a contemporary performer to date that he hasn’t worked with.
Hamish Hamilton has directed every Super Bowl Halftime Show since 2010, including 2022’s homage to hip-hop, featuring Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar. “That lineup changed the world – they changed music, they changed politics, they changed the way that we dress, they had a seismic influence in music, culture and beyond,” Hamish told Billboard. That same year, Hamish directed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, the first live event since the pandemic, with live performances by Billie Eilish, Nas, Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, and Jon Batiste. In 2023, the director undertook a different type of spectacle with Beauty & the Beast: A 30th Celebration. Part animated film, part live-action event, it was a star-studded tribute to the original Disney classic.