A globetrotter from birth, Stanislav “Stash” Capar spent his early childhood years in a refugee camp, surrounded by families looking for a better tomorrow. This gave birth to a sense of cautious optimism and a love for the human spirit that followed Stash to Canada, the U.K, Scandinavia, the Middle East, and finally, the U.S.A.
Dropping out of film school in favor of real-world experience, Stash worked as a film editor and creative producer before getting into the director’s chair, whereupon he was immediately recognized at the Cannes Young Director Award and the SHOOT New Directors Showcase for early personal projects. Since then, he has gone on to direct campaigns for AncestryDNA, Bombardier, Fujifilm, Lysol, MadeGood, Nestle, Tylenol, and many other global brands. Outside of commercials, Stash is a frequent collaborator with multiple sclerosis charity Shift.ms. His MS-related films take a deeply personal look at how disability affects day-to-day life and have been featured in Free the Work. Stash was diagnosed with MS in 2011 and has been living with a disability for over a decade.
He is a lifelong martial artist, an enthusiastic spearfisher, and fluent in four languages.