Scotty McCullough

Scotty McCullough is an award-winning DGA member best known for his kinetic and award-winning commercials, McCullough’s most notable for working with Prince, Paul Newman, NASCAR, Ford, GM, Budweiser, Pepsi, Kubota, Target, National Veterans Foundation, Compaq, Coors, Jeep, Amtrak, and many more Fortune 500 clients to his name with top ad agencies such as Leo Burnett, Doner, DDB, GTB, Global Hue, Martin Williams, Deutsch, J. Walter Thompson and many more.  

McCullough has earned over 183 festival selections and top honors for his directing and is best known for major commercials with NASCAR, Ford, Coors, GM, Budweiser, Pepsi, Kubota, Target, NAPA, EA Sports, and many more Fortune 500 clients highlighted by Paul Newman personally requested McCullough to direct his final motion picture appearance featuring his Champ Car racing team, prevailing over esteemed directors Michael Bay and Tony Kaye.

McCullough has numerous motion pictures in active development as the director/producer for the Vietnam PTSD film with Martin Sheen "Captain for Dark Mornings" (22M), drama "No Right Way" (10M), dark comerdy/road trip "American Saviors" (8M), road/heist "No Cops with Wedding Rings" (8M), and horror/action "26 Floors" (18M). McCullough also served as a writer and major contributor on the music biopic featuring Sublime’s legendary front man Brad Nowell in "What I Got" (8M). Series projects include creator/director for the veteran based dramatic series "Spent Rounds" and "Holiday Motel" and several other exciting assignments are the works.



McCullough collaborated directly with music legend Prince during one of his most successful times in his career including the gold RIAA rated (over $1MM sales) "Gett Off", "Diamonds and Pearls" and "Sexy M.F" home videos. Topping over 36 credits with over a dozen live concerts and possibly the most filmed credits with the Prince ever.

The creator, writer, and director/dp for R.J. Reynolds Thunder Theater 70mm NASCAR experience film "100%" and "No Bull", McCullough was one of the first to devise a film described as the world's largest mobile theater and first of its kind immersive in-theater effects - now known as 4-D.

Currently working as an independent/frelance director/dp on a non-exclusive basis, please visit McCullough's website or use the secure contact form below to request more information.

Skills

Director
cinematographer
editor
writing

My Latest News

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
Edge of Reason, LLC is proud to announce that the PSA “The Other Note” is honored by the 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards for Professional Media. Established in 1957, the CINE Golden Eagle Awards honor originality and excellence in storytelling throughout the media industry. Selected by a... read more
Scott McCullough Directs, Writes, Lenses “The Other Note” For National Veterans Foundation
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
More than 20 American veterans commit suicide every day in what’s being referred to as a “suicide epidemic” in the U.S. That’s why director Scott McCullough of Edge of Reason, LLC, an independent production company, created “The Other Note” featuring Martin Sheen. McCullough enlisted freelance... read more
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Lush landscapes and candid portraits of satisfied customers set against a dramatic narration kick off a new Kubota national brand film, “We are Kubota, This Is What We Do” directed by award-winning Director S.C. McCullough and shot entirely on location in Missouri and Kansas. McCullough was chosen... read more
Tuesday, May. 27, 2014
Director/DP Scott McCullough was recently honored by both The 2014 ADDY Awards and The 2014 Telly Awards for his commercial, music video and film work. The Los Angeles American Advertising Awards (The ADDY), the advertising industry’s largest competition for creative excellence, bestowed the Bronze... read more
Friday, Sep. 16, 2011
The perils of secondhand smoke even in the great outdoors come to roost in this PSA directed by Scott McCullough for Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing , Austin, Texas. The :30 features a large tanker truck driving through Austin, emblazoned with the sign "Cigarette Smoke." A worker in a haz-mat... read more

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Awards/History

2022 Swedish International Film Festival Winner Best Director – 2022 World Indie Film Awards Winner Best Editing - 2022 Latin America Film Awards HM Best Director - 2022 Palm Springs Movie Awards Nominated Best Director - 2022 Austin International Art Festival Finalist Best Director - 2022 Brazil International Independent Film Festival Winner Best Director - 2021 Best Director Awards Nominated Best Director (London) – 2021 Athens International Art Film Festival  Winner Best Director - 2021 Global Shorts Winner Music Video - 2021 Best Director New Wave Film Festival (Munich) Winner Best Film - 2021 Best Music Video Award Winner Best Director - 2020 Summit International Emerging Markets Innovator Award Winner - 2021 International Short Film Awards Best Director - 2021 Reale Film Festival Best Action/Crime Film Winner - 2021 Seoul International Short Film Festival Nominated International Short Film - 24-time TELLY Award Winner 2001-2021 - 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival Selection - 2021 New York Tri State International Film Festival Selection - 2020 Winter Film Festival Nominated Best Short - CANNES Film Festival Finalist Creative commercials - 2020 Chicago Indie Film Awards Semi Finalist - 2020 Toronto Film Channel Nominated Best Director - 2018 The Show Bronze - The New York Festivals Winner Gold World Medal - 2018 Prime Time EMMY Short List - 2020 American Advertising Federation Awards Winner Music Video and Promotion - 2018 Film Shortage featured trailer, 2017 Poland International Film Festival Nominated - 2018 Amsterdam Film Festival - 2017 International Independent Film Festival Diamond Award - 2017 Dances With Films Nominated, 2020 Global Shorts: Finalist - 2020 Dumbo Film Festival: Semi Finalist - 2017 ADDY Silver, 2017 TELLY Silver, 2017 International Independent Film Festival Diamond Award – 2015 TAPAS (India) Nominated, 2016 First Glance Film Festival (winner/best trailer), Philadelphia - 2016 Best Shorts Festival Nominated - 2016 Accolade International Film Festival (winner) - 2016 Short Stop International Film Festival - 2016 London Short Stop Film Festival - 2016 Hollywood Real Independent Film Festival (best trailer) - 2016 Hollywood Film Festival (winner) - 2016 Access Code Film Festival finalist - 2015 EuroFest Selection - 2015 Fade In - Awards (finalist) - 6 ADDY’s Awards - Healthcare Awards of America Best of Show & Gold - 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 Winner - 2000 Vision Award - Sonoma Valley Film Festival finalist- Method Fest Film Festival Finalist - Orinda Film Festival - 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 - The New York Festivals Platinum/Best of Show & 2 time Silver Medals & 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 Minnesota Music Video Awards - 3-time Director of the Year - and more.

 

Filmography

  • 2023 "No Right Way
  • 2023 "American Savior"
  • 2024 "26 Floors"
  • 2024 "Captain for Dark Mornings"
  • 2022 "Untitled Prince Live Concert" Sony
  • 2020 "Three Days Gone: Based on the Life of Lucas Snow
  • 2014 The Exorcism Diaries
  • 2007 Curious
  • 2004 Audition
  • 2001 God's Helper
  • 2001 Innocent (Episodic pilot)
  • 2001 NASCAR Thunder Theater 100% 70MM
  • 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

2022 Swedish International Film Festival Winner Best Director – 2022 World Indie Film Awards Winner Best Editing - 2022 Latin America Film Awards HM Best Director - 2022 Palm Springs Movie Awards Nominated Best Director - 2022 Austin International Art Festival Finalist Best Director - 2022 Brazil International Independent Film Festival Winner Best Director - 2021 Best Director Awards Nominated Best Director (London) – 2021 Athens International Art Film Festival  Winner Best Director - 2021 Global Shorts Winner Music Video - 2021 Best Director New Wave Film Festival (Munich) Winner Best Film - 2021 Best Music Video Award Winner Best Director - 2020 Summit International Emerging Markets Innovator Award Winner - 2021 International Short Film Awards Best Director - 2021 Reale Film Festival Best Action/Crime Film Winner - 2021 Seoul International Short Film Festival Nominated International Short Film - 24-time TELLY Award Winner 2001-2021 - 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival Selection - 2021 New York Tri State International Film Festival Selection - 2020 Winter Film Festival Nominated Best Short - CANNES Film Festival Finalist Creative commercials - 2020 Chicago Indie Film Awards Semi Finalist - 2020 Toronto Film Channel Nominated Best Director - 2018 The Show Bronze - The New York Festivals Winner Gold World Medal - 2018 Prime Time EMMY Short List - 2020 American Advertising Federation Awards Winner Music Video and Promotion - 2018 Film Shortage featured trailer, 2017 Poland International Film Festival Nominated - 2018 Amsterdam Film Festival - 2017 International Independent Film Festival Diamond Award - 2017 Dances With Films Nominated, 2020 Global Shorts: Finalist - 2020 Dumbo Film Festival: Semi Finalist - 2017 ADDY Silver, 2017 TELLY Silver, 2017 International Independent Film Festival Diamond Award – 2015 TAPAS (India) Nominated, 2016 First Glance Film Festival (winner/best trailer), Philadelphia - 2016 Best Shorts Festival Nominated - 2016 Accolade International Film Festival (winner) - 2016 Short Stop International Film Festival - 2016 London Short Stop Film Festival - 2016 Hollywood Real Independent Film Festival (best trailer) - 2016 Hollywood Film Festival (winner) - 2016 Access Code Film Festival finalist - 2015 EuroFest Selection - 2015 Fade In - Awards (finalist) - 6 ADDY’s Awards - Healthcare Awards of America Best of Show & Gold - 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 Winner - 2000 Vision Award - Sonoma Valley Film Festival finalist- Method Fest Film Festival Finalist - Orinda Film Festival - 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 - The New York Festivals Platinum/Best of Show & 2 time Silver Medals & 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 Minnesota Music Video Awards - 3-time Director of the Year - and more.

Representation

Self-Represented Independent Contractor
https://my.shootonline.com/profiles/scott-c-mccullough#contact
Commercials
Territory: Worldwide
Contact: Scott McCullough
P: 310-437-3518
E: director.scott@gmail.com

Location

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

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