Speaker Kiel Adrian Scott

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Award-winning writer-director and producer Kiel Adrian Scott's filmic works have screened internationally, won numerable awards and distinctions, and aired HBO, HBOmax, PBS, OWN, BET, BET +, CineMAX, and ShortsTV. Scott most recently directed five episodes of the second season of OWN’s critically acclaimed series David Makes Man from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney. In 2019 Scott also directed three episodes of the series’ Peabody Award-winning first season. In 2018 Scott directed BET’s hit miniseries The Bobby Brown Story, which won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special. In 2016, Scott, a protégé of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, collaborated with his long-time mentor as a co-writer on Lee’s computer animated feature length video game film NBA 2K16’s Livin’ Da Dream. Scott’s short film works have won several major film festivals and awards, among them: the American Black Film Festival’s HBO Short Film Competition, The Urbanworld Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short and Audience Awards, the Saatchi & Saatchi NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Producer’s Award, and the Directors Guild of America Student Film Award. Scott’s was twice a finalist in the Student Academy Awards and his work has been included in Cannes Film Festival’s Court Métrage. Scott’s films predominately investigate the psychological ramifications of being undervalued and marginalized in modern society, and are ultimately about the consequences of not caring for others.

Speaking on: Master Class: David Makes Man

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures

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