Director/DP

SCOTT McCULLOUGH

Scott McCullough is an independent (unaffiliated) award-winning director/DP and editor with powerful, inspired and kinetic intuition.  He has garnered many prestigious national and international awards during his career with Fortune 500 clientele on hundreds of commercial spots and branded content pieces. McCullough brings focused, nuanced directing crucial to powerful storytelling.

Hundreds of high-end productions to his directing credit, McCullough’s experience thrives. Target contracted McCullough launching his commercial career and he continues to work with Fortune 500 clients; Kubota, Pepsi, Ford, NASCAR, GM, Polaris, Jeep, Kumho Tires, Coors and Budweiser to name only a few. Other work the first-ever 70 mm NASCAR’s Thunder Dome 100% for RJ Reynolds, which was considered the world’s largest mobile theater. He has worked with most of the world’s top NASCAR drivers, including the legendary Paul Newman, Danica Patrick, Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon - among others.

McCullough was discovered by rock icon Prince, who valued the precise shooting style founded on music and continued for several years on projects like Sexy MF, Get Off, and Diamonds and Pearls home music videos. Honored with 8 RIAA Gold music video certifications. Currently, Scott has many high-profile projects in development for film and television.

According to director McCullough, a director's diverse skill-set is composed of experience, creativity, intuition, on-set demeanor with strong vision.  An experienced director understands the politics and nuances of a successful working relationship with a studio, cast, crew, and production departments – essential to delivering a studio-caliber film. As a hands-on director with extensive cinematography and editorial experience, McCullough’s technical background complements his creative vision.

There is an intuitive energy that comprises the fabric of the filmmaker's success in their persona and process.  There must exist a deep pool of respect, integrity and creativity to amass all of the critical elements to make a great film.  McCullough innately knows story, character and techniques for all of the film’s components to properly coalesce.

Please visit www.ScottMccullough.com for more information.

VARIOUS AWARDS:  2017 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Best PSA – 2017 Poland International Film Festival Official Selection -  2017 International Independent Film Festival Diamond Award - 2017 Silver ADDY award, regional selection PSA - 2017 Tapas Festival Winner Best Short - 2017 Telly Silver Winner, 2016 First Glance Film Festival (winner/best trailer), Philadelphia - 2016 Best Shorts Festival Official Selection - 2016 Accolade International Film Festival (winner) - 2016 Short Stop International Film Festival - 2016 London Short Stop Film Festival - 2016 HRIFF (best trailer) - 2016 Hollywood Film Festival (winner) - 2016 Access Code Film Festival - 2015 EuroFest Selection - 2015 Fade In - Awards (finalist) - 6 Addy’s Awards - HAA Best of Show - HAA Gold - CANNES Film Festival Finalist (commercials) - The New York Festivals: Gold World Medal - 8 RIAA Gold videos for Prince - Bronze World Medal - 22-time TELLY Advertising Awards - Golden Cine Award - EFFIE Award - 2-time Summit Gold Award - 2000 Vision Award - Sonoma Valley Film Festival - Method Fest Film Festival; Finalist - Orinda Film Festival Finalist - Indie Producer Film Festival finalist - International Cinema and Technology World Tour - Festival International De Biarritz 2003 Jury Award - La Réalisation Integral Best Director - Circe de Ciurto (Italy) Best Short - 3-time AURORA winner - Platinum/Best of Show - The New York Festivals - 2 time Silver Medals - The New York Festivals - Bronze Medal - 3-time CINDI gold awards - Intercom Awards: Silver Plaque - National ITVA: Bronze/Gold/Silver  - US Int’l Film Festival: 2 Creative Excellence awards - ADWEEK Top Spots: 1998/1994 - AXIEM: Best of Show - ITVA 3-time winner - 16-time MN Video Awards - MN Video Awards 3-time Director of the Year - and more.

Scott currently works as an independent director/dp on a non-exclusive basis. To learn more visit Scott's website or use the secure contact form below to request more information.

Skills

Director
Cinematographer
Editor
Writer

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Awards/History

Highlights of awards include 2015 Addy, 2015 Telly EEH Directing, 2014 Addy/Pepsi, 2014 Telly/Pepsi, 2014 Telly Trailer/Exorcism, 22 timer Telly winner, Cannes International Advertising Festival Finalist, The New York Festivals: Gold World Medal, Adweek Top Spots: 1998/1994, 3-time ADDY winner, Axiem: Best of Show, 3-time ITVA, three-time "Director of the Year", Golden Cine Award, Effie Award, 2001 Summit Gold Award, 2000 Vision Award, Sonoma Valley Film Festival, Method Fest Film Festival; Finalist, Orinda Film Festival, 3-time Aroura winner: Platinum/Best of Show, The New York Festivals: 2-time Silver Medals/Bronze Medal, 3-time Cindi gold awards, Intercom Awards: Silver Plaque, National ITVA: Bronze/Gold/Silver, US International Film Festival: 2 Certificates of Creative Excellence and more.
 
Over two decades years of experience on award-winning projects with national and international clients/advertising agencies. Originally educated in architecture, art and design, the pragmatic, kinetic and engaging Director/DP has a prolific foundation of writing, cinematography and editing that drives this successful career with an excellent reputation, leadership, integrity, professionalism and honesty.
 
McCullough collaborated at the highest levels of production with agencies and clients through the utmost commitment to the story, casting and scene structure possible. Determination to attain the best creative outcome at every budget is always the outcome. A smart, enjoyable and prolific production is imperative for engaging stylistic results that fuels memorable performances in remarkable settings.
 
  • Advertising Federation of America ADDY Award – Pepsi "Countdown to Now" 
  • CANNES International Awards – Finalist, International Campaign 
  • TELLY awards (21-time winner) – Film Trailer, Music Video, Commercial, Editing
  • Houston Film Festival – Remi Award short film "Curious" 
  • Method Fest – Finalist short film “Audition” 
  • Orinda International Film Festival – Best Actress, Finalist Short Film "Audition" 
  • New York International Film Festival – Finalist "Innocent" 
  • USA International Film Festival – Best long form film "Polaris 
  • International Television and Video Association – Award of Excellence 
  • Axiem Awards – National Finalist Silver Award 
  • Festival International De Biarritz – La Meilleure Actrice -Best Actress 
  • Festival International De Biarritz – La Realisation Integral (Jury Prize) 
  • US International Film and Video Festival – Outstanding International Award - Creative Excellence 
  • EFFIE Worldwide Awards – Political/TV Bronze 
  • Summit International Awards – Creative Excellence, Gold Award for Creative Excellence 
  • Citation Awards – Regional/National Citation 
  • Indie Producer Film Festival – Finalist - Short film 
  • Circe de Ciurito (Italy) – Best Short Film 
  • Cindi Awards (3-time winner) – Gold Award 
  • Aurora Awards (3-time winner) – Platinum, Best of Show, Finalist 
  • Intercom Awards – Silver Plaque 
  • International Cinema and Technology Tour – Featured Work 
  • Minnesota Music Video Awards (16-time winner) Including 
  • Minnesota Music Video Awards - 3-time "Director of the Year" 
  • RIAA Gold Certificate Awards (8-time) – Prince Music Video Sales over $1MM 

Filmography

DIRECTOR

2017 The Decks
2016 26 Floors 
2016 Captain for Dark Mornings
2016 Detours: The Film
2015 Zia (Actor showcase)
2014 The Exorcism Diaries (Short)
2008 Three Days (Episodic pilot)
2007 Curious (Short)
2004 Audition (Short)
2001 God's Helper (Short)
2001 Innocent (Episodic pilot)
2001 NASCAR Thunder Theater 100% 70MM (Documentary short)

1993 Prince Sexy MF (music video long-form - secongd unit director, director of photography, camera operator)
1992 Prince Unauthorized (Video documentary-segment director)
1992 Prince: Diamonds and Pearls (videos "Call The Law", "Strollin', "The Maxx" - second unit, concert footage, interviews and more)

1991 Prince: Gett Off (Longform music video - director and DP for most videos)

Second Unit Director
2008 One-Eyed Monster
1992 Prince: Sexy MF (Video short)
1992 Prince: Diamonds and Pearls (Video) (second unit director and additional segment DP)
1987 Sign 'o' the Times (second second assistant director)

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Zia (Short) (as Scott McCullough)
2009 The Third Heaven (Short) (as Scott McCullough)
2001 NASCAR Thunder Theater 100% 70MM (Documentary short) (as Scott McCullough)
1992 Sexy MF (Video short) (as Scott McCullough)
1992 Prince: Diamonds and Pearls (Video) (as Scott McCullough)
1991 Gett Off (Video) (as Scott McCullough)

EDITOR
Zia (Short) (as Scott McCullough)
2014 The Exorcism Diaries (Short) (as Scott McCullough)
2004/I Audition (Short) (as Scott McCullough)
2001 God's Helper (Short) (as Scott McCullough)

PRODUCER
26 Floors
2016 Captain for Dark Mornings
2014 The Exorcism Diaries
2008 Three Days

WRITER
26 Floors (story by)
2016 Captain for Dark Mornings (story by)
2001 NASCAR Thunder Theater 100% 70MM (Documentary short) (all scripts)
1992 Prince: Diamonds and Pearls (Video) (story treatment "Insatiable"
2001 Innocent
2001 NASCAR Thunder Theater 100% 70MM (Documentary short)

MUSIC VIDEO CREDITS
Chris Cummings “That’ll Teach Her”
Prince “Sexy M.F..”
Prince “Gett Off... Violet The Organ Grinder”
Carmen Electra “Tasty”
Prince “Gett Off... Houstyle”
Prince “Clockin’ The Jizz”
Prince “Live in London”
Prince “Money Don't Matter Tonight
Prince “Willing and Able”
Prince “The Continental”
Prince “Strollin"
Prince “Call The Law”
Prince “Gett Off-Gangster Glam”
Prince “Daddy Pop”
Eric Leeds “Little Rock”
Prince “BBC Documentary”   
Prince “My Name Is Prince”
Prince “Damn U”
Mavis Staples “The Voice”
Prince Europe Tour Rehearsal films ‘91, ‘92, ‘93 
George Clinton “We Can Funk”
Trip Shakespear (AKA Semi-Sonic) “Pearl”
The Time with Prince “We Can Funk”
Prince “Can’t Stop This Felling I Got”
Prince Live in London “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Tevin Campbell “Round and Round”
The Time “Release It”
The Time “Shake”
Ingrid Chavez and Prince “Mystery of U”
Prince “The New Power Generation”
Prince “Elephants and Flowers”
Prince “Live at Glam Slam-concert film”
Prince “Diamonds and Pearls”
And many others.

Film Festival History

Houston Film Festival – Remi Award short film "Curious"

Method Fest – Finalist short film “Audition”

Orinda International Film Festival – Best Actress, Finalist Short Film "Audition"

New York International Film Festival – Finalist "Innocent"

USA International Film Festival – Best long form film "Polaris"

Festival International De Biarritz – La Meilleure Actrice -Best Actress

Festival International De Biarritz – La Realisation Integral (Jury Prize)

US International Film and Video Festival – Outstanding International Award - Creative Excellence

Indie Producer Film Festival – Finalist - Short film Circe de Ciurito (Italy) – Best Short Film

International Cinema and Technology Tour – Featured Work

Representation

Self-Represented Independent Contractor
Use Secure Contact Form Below To Email Scott
Territory: United States, Canada
Contact: Scott McCullough
P: 310-437-3518
European Talent Management
http://drivenbycreatives.com
Commercials, Motion Pictures and Film, Music Videos, Television
Territory: Eastern Europe
Contact: Nick Seward
P: +420 724 258 414
E: pavlina@drivenbycreatives.com
Spectrecom
spectrecom.co.uk
Commercials, Motion Pictures and Film, Music Videos, Television
Territory: United Kingdom
Contact: Ged Cleugh
P: 0203 096 2866
E: enquires@spectrecom.co.uk

Location

Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 310-437-3518
United States

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