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Fred Scott

Represented by Merman in both the UK and the US, Fred Scott is an internationally renowned director and visual photographer with a reputation for combining sensitive, emotive storytelling with cinematic flair.

Fred’s ability to address the fragility and vulnerability of human nature within a scene gives his work an extraordinary intimacy. This, combined with a powerful cinematic eye, allows him to create evocative commercial work that has inspired audiences on both sides of the pond, through branded collaborations with; Apple, Stella Artois, Intel, Facebook, Beats by Dre, Ikea, Anthem Blue Cross, and Patak’s amongst others.

Fred’s reputation has grown over the years, resulting in several plaudits and awards. In 2018, his powerful films for Pride In London won 2 silvers at Creative Circle and received three nominations at the British Arrows. Simultaneously, Fred was nominated for a Grammy (Best Music Film) and shortlisted for a Grierson for his Channel 4 documentary Payday. His music video work has garnered numerous accolades, including Best New Director at the MVAs for his work with artists such as Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and The Maccabees.

His documentary feature Being A Human Person about the reclusive Swedish auteur, Roy Andersson, was released by Curzon / Artificial Eye in October 2020. It was nominated for best documentary at this year’s BIFA awards, as well as being shortlisted for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut. In the words of Mark Kermode, “What a strange and wonderful film it is.”

In addition, last year, he directed a BAFTA winning feature-length documentary titled Facing Terror about the three men who tackled terrorist Usman Khan to the ground on London Bridge in the 2019 terror attack.

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