director of film, tv and commercials

By: Scott Pickett - Director  13-Nov-2012
Keywords: Advertising, Films, Drama

Scott is a versatile director whose passion for performance and strong visual storytelling has taken him across most formats. His first film, an animation made at High School, won first prize at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Arts short film festival. Whilst working as an editor, director and cameraman he studied at both the Victorian College of the Arts (Post Graduate) and The Australian Film Television and Radio School (Masters). His short drama/thriller titled The Rouseabout (25 min) took top honours amongst the VCA graduating films and screened at festivals worldwide. It won best narrative film at the National Student Film Festival, Best Film at the Falls Creek Film Festival, garnered a nomination for emerging talent from the Film Critics Circle of Australia as well as an AFI nomination for best short screenplay. His other short Shot Open (18 min) won a Golden Reel award in Los Angeles, won GOLD in the ACS Vic awards, GOLD in the ACS National awards. It’s screenings include the prestigious Camerimage festival in Łódź, Poland, Fallscreek and Flickerfest. Since graduating Scott has enjoyed a success directing TV commercials with production company Jungleboys. His commercials have been a part of funniest TV commercial programs in Italy and Germany and also earned him multiple awards. He has also continued his long form work. Whilst developing TV and film concepts he has directed drama for Channel 7 as well directing sketch comedy for the pilot The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting. As well as that, his feature script, a thriller titled Living Breathing, has received development funding from Screen Australia. He plans to continue his diverse career with new and exciting challenges. Scott studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian Film Television and Radio School. His short, The Rouseabout, won best narrative film at the National Student Film Festival, Best Film at the Falls Creek Film Festival and received a nomination for emerging talent from the Film Critics Circle of Australia and an AFI nomination for best short screenplay. His other short, a period thriller titled Shot Open won a Golden Reel award in Los Angeles, won GOLD in the ACS Vic awards, GOLD in the ACS National awards. It’s screenings include the prestigious Camerimage festival in Łódź, Poland, Fallscreek and Flickerfest. In between developing his feature film projects, Scott enjoys a successful carreer directing TV commercial campaigns with Jungleboys. This provides him with the opportunity to hon his comedic direction and explore new filmmaking techniques. His commercials have been a part of funniest TV commercial programs in Italy and Germany and also earned him multiple awards. His feature script Living Breathing has received development funding from Screen Australia. He’s just finished another short drama, The One Who Broke Your Heart, which received post-production funding from Screen Australia. It is just starting to do the festival circuit. He plans to continue his diverse career with new and exciting challenges. He has done commercials for Coke, Greater, Aldi, McDonalds, Richo and Nestle

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