Hugo Stenson is an LA based film director and photographer born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Stenson moved to Los Angeles to pursue a BFA in Film Directing with Distinction at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
During his time there, Stenson’s Global Warming PSA ‘Apathy' was chosen by the UN to be displayed at the Lincoln Center in New York City. After graduating Valedictorian, Stenson went on to assist two very prominent Swedish directors, Lasse Hallstrom and Fredrik Bond and subsequently gained valuable experience in both large international commercial work and film. In 2012, Stenson worked on three feature films back to back; Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hypnotist, Fredrik Bond’s Charlie Countryman, and Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem. Stenson’s own directing career took off with the launch of his provocative campaign for Equinox gym titled 'Equinox Made Me Do It' which he both shot and directed.
Since joining Caviar, Hugo has gone on to direct films and campaigns for AAA, Zoosk, Toyota, Head & Shoulders and Gap. Most recently his work has included global campaigns for clients such as Gillette and Motorola.
Stenson has also maintained an impressive side career as a stills photographer having shot several campaigns for Puma, Diet Coke, Heineken and Axe.