Hailing from New Zealand, Stacey began her career as an advertising creative at Saatchi&Saatchi New Zealand, 180 Amsterdam and Mother in New York. She has picked up awards at all the major shows, including Cannes, One Show, D&AD, AWARD and ranked 9th in the world at the Young Guns Advertising Awards. After directing her first independent documentary in 2010 One Fire Ignites Another, she moved to the production side in 2012 first as a Creative Director and Producer developing branded content and show formats at VICE. She went out on her own in 2013 as a full- time director and his since created campaigns and content for brands including Absolut, Smirnoff, The New Yorker, Spotify, Tanqueray, and Beats by Dre. She was recently shortlisted at the Cannes Young Directors Award, and was one of five new female directors selected as part of the DGA/ AICP Diversity showcase in 2017.
Stacey has created award winning branded content and commercials for Spotify, Visa, Samsung, Smirnoff, Absolut and Bacardi. In 2014 she picked up a pair of CLIO awards for Inside the Beat – a series about sound created for VICE and Beats by Dre. Her short film, Live Fast Draw Young premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 and went on to play globally and pick up two Best in Show awards in Atlanta and Tacoma.