Since crafting together his Indiana Jones costume for Halloween at age eight Scott has been excited about filmmaking. While attending Syracuse University, in the summer 1996 he interned on the film Batman & Robin, helping to build the Batmobile. After school, he worked as an Art Director for Hasbro Inc. and over his 11 years at Hasbro he developed international brands and licenses such as Scrabble, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Transformers and many more. Scott soon got the filmmaking bug again and began writing and directing short films. His short film Terminal Conversation was the official selection of nine film festivals and won best regional film at the Northampton Independent Film Festival. Scott’s filmmaking soon carried over to his day job at Hasbro, where he wrote and directed a Yahtzee DVD Game Show pilot starring Colin Mochrie from Whose Line Is It Anyway.
In 2006 while screening his short film Snacks at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, he met director A.D. Calvo and soon got involved on the production team of Mr. Calvo’s first feature film The Other Side of the Tracks. Calvo’s The Other Side of the Tracks had its international release via 20th Century Fox and its foreign associates (CANAL+, SKY Cinema, etc.) and, to date, has aired in over 25 countries. Domestically, the film has reached 18.5 million viewers through a two-year rotation on the cable channel SHOWTIME. Scott’s growth as a filmmaker soon lead to acting as first assistant director on The Melancholy Fantastic which had a domestic Video-on-Demand premiere through various cable providers, including Comcast and Charter in the spring of 2012 and has been screening internationally ever since.
Having proven himself on the production end, Scott came on board as a Producer and 2nd unit director for A.D. Calvo’s next two feature films House of Dust and The Midnight Game. The Midnight Game had its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival in the spring of 2013 and both films were released the summer of 2014 through Anchor Bay Entertainment and can be found at Walmart, Amazon, Google Play and iTunes. Currently, Scott has optioned a book and is working with screenwriter Rufus Chaffee on developing the screenplay adaptation. Scott is set to direct and Rufus will produce the film in the summer of 2015.
Join Scott for a Filmmaker Panel Discussion: It’s not called Show-Art: Producing and Writing in the Indie World on Saturday, October 11 at 10:15 AM.