Stella Scott is a writer and director from London. She graduated with a 1st in Performance: Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins. She has since written, directed, shot and edited commercial and editorial films for brands and editorial platforms such as adidas, Gucci, Chanel, i-D, Nowness and the Tate. She has made films for artists Hassan Hajjaj, Mark Wallinger, Alice Hawkins and Ellen Von-Unwerth.

Her original written, film and photographic work has been commissioned by Film London, HIVE, Dazed Digital and Victoria Miro and screened at festivals worldwide. She has developed a compelling storytelling style that aims to push the possibility of the small screen experience, and is invested in creating indigenous work with new British talent. She made her first films working with Kids Company, she now runs screening and filmmaking programmes with BECTU and HIVE and collaborates closely with London youth service organisations such as Livity, Platform and Immediate Theatre.

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"As a youth worker, I needed a storytelling medium that teenagers would enjoy using. I made my first documentaries with them, and loved the immediacy of it as much as they did — I was hooked and have been developing my storytelling methods ever since."

— Stella Scott, interview ninunina.com


 
 

Clients

Gucci
Chanel
adidas
Yves Saint Laurent
Valentino
Agent Provocateur
Tate
National Theatre
Film London

Nowness
i_D
Dazed Digital
SHOWStudio
New Balance
Footlocker
RVNG
Unicef UK
Microsoft

Kid’s Company
Condé Nast
British Vogue
British GQ
Fremantle Media
HIVE
BBC Inspire
Victoria Miro Gallery
Hole & Corner

AnOther Magazine
Immersive Cult
Punchdrunk
VICE
Hassan Hajjaj
Alice Hawkins
Mark Wallinger
Ellen Von-Unwerth
Nadav Kander


 
 

Filmography

Director

Access All Angles | Dazed | Huawei | Somesuch
Zero Regrets with Lady Leshurr | HSBC | WAS | Friend
In The Bag feat. Edie Campbell | Vogue & YSL
This Is Camden | Camden Town Brewery | Garage | Royal Productions
Gabrielle Chanel: The Unmaking of a Fragrance | Chanel | i-D & Chanel | Friend
Glin Castle | Nowness
Welcome To My World feat. Jessica Diner | Vogue & Philips
Zandra Rhodes | Valentino | Friend
INIKI with Sofia Richie | adidas | U-Dox
The Fox & Goldfinch (+ co-director, self-shooting)
Rauschenberg | Tate  (+ self-shooting)
The Performers: Act I | British GQ & GUCCI
Zelalem (Vector of Light) | Mikael Seifu (+ co-producing) 
Makers of The Moment | Glamour & Microsoft
Reverie | Dazed Digital  (+ co-producer)
Making a Scene: The Roots of British Style | British Vogue | British GQ | River Island
The Last Shadow Puppets | Dir. Ellen von Unwerth | EVU Studios | British GQ (+ self-shooting)
Louise Nevelson | Tate
A Life Changed Through Writing | First Story
You Are Your Toughest Opponent | New Balance | Archer’s Mark | BMB
Life after the Nepal Earthquakes, Nepal | Unicef UK (self-shooting)
Chirico | SHOWStudio  (+ self-shooting)
Agent Provocateur AW15 - Knickers Forever | Dir. Alice Hawkins | We Folk (producer + camera operator)
Away With The Fairies | Tom Rosenthal
Apple Tarts | Tom Rosenthal
Barbara Hepworth Letters | Tate  (+ producer, self-shooting)
The Lovers | Tate  (+ producer, self-shooting)
LA Influencers | adidas | U-Dox  (+ self-shooting)
Tanya Burr’s Summer Selects | Very | KameleonChevrolet | MOFILM  (+ co-director)
Quote’s Archive | adidas | UMI  (+ self-shooting)
Street Angel | Dazed Digital | UMI
21st Birthday | Told by an Idiot  (+ self-shooting)
Never Try This At Home | Told by an Idiot  (+ self-shooting)
Aziza’s Place: Inspiring Aspirations | Aziza’s Place, Cambodia  (+ producer, self-shooting)
Wild Worlds | Artful Badger  (+ producer, self-shooting)
War Horse & V&A Museum | National Theatre  (+ producer, self-shooting)
Descent of Man | Mark Wallinger (+ producer)
One Man, Two Guvnors | National Theatre  (+ self-shooting)
School 21 Primary | Blanket  (+ self-shooting)
School 21 Secondary & Oracy | Blanket  (+ self-shooting)
Samut Sakhon, Thailand | Raks Thai Foundation and CARE USA  (+ self-shooting)
Day in the Life Of, Vietnam | Binh Luc Orphanage  (+ producer, self-shooting)
It’s A Sneaker Thing & Sneaker Street Light Art | Footlocker | UMI  (+ self-shooting)
Homelessness | Kings Corner Youth Project
Between Us | Kid’s Company
Finding Sol | Film London

 

Camera

Agent Provocateur AW15 - Knickers Forever | Dir. Alice Hawkins | We Folk
Karima | Hassan Hajjaj
adidas Originals Collector’s Project: SneakerQueen & Ralf Tiittanen | UMI
Banteay Sleak Medical Clinic, Cambodia | CamKids

Editor

Glin Castle | Nowness
INIKI with Sofia Richie | adidas
The Fox & Goldfinch
Rauschenberg | Tate
Reverie | Dazed Digital
Eska Roundhouse Video Projections
Louise Nevelson | Tate
A Life Changed Through Writing | First Story
The Last Shadow Puppets | Ellen von Unwerth | British GQ
The Flame | Millicom | Greencave People
Chirico | SHOWStudio
Futurecraft 3D | adidas | U-Dox
Agent Provocateur AW15 - Knickers Forever | Dir. Alice Hawkins | We Folk
Barbara Hepworth Letters | Tate
LA Influencers | adidas | U-Dox
Chevrolet | MOFILM
Swim Dem | BBC Inspire | Markthree Media
The Lovers | Tate
MUNCHIES Guide to Sweden | FremantleMedia & VICE
How-To | FremantleMedia & VICE
Quote’s Archive | adidas | UMI
Street Angel | Dazed Digital | UMI
Aziza’s Place: Inspiring Aspirations | Aziza’s Place, Cambodia
War Horse & V&A Museum | National Theatre
The Story Of Saudade | Hole & Corner
21st Birthday | Told by an Idiot
Descent of Man | Mark Wallinger
BBC OUCH | Markthree Media
One Man, Two Guvnors | National Theatre
School 21 Primary | Blanket
School 21 Secondary & Oracy | Blanket
Kesh Angels | Hassan Hajjaj
Shades | Kosuke Araki
Samut Sakhon, Thailand | Raks Thai Foundation and CARE USA
Day in the Life Of | Binh Luc Orphanage
Warhorse Music School | National Theatre

2011 - 2013 U-Dox Editor (clients Nissan, Ben Sherman, Ralph Lauren, Spine TV Sessions, Leo Leigh, Stolen Moments, HOSB)

 

Writer

The Fox & Goldfinch
Reverie | Dazed Digital
Between Us, The Play | Kid’s Company
Finding Sol | Film London

Publications

Introduction to David Harrison’s Flowers of Evil catalogue | Victoria Miro
Feature on David Harrison Pleasure Garden Issue 2 Autumn/Winter 2017-18

 

Misc. Roles

St Luke’s Children’s Film Project | St Lukes Centre  (participatory filmmaker)
Workshop | Harrow International School Bangkok  (film tutor)
LouLou's Through The Looking Glass | Immersive Cult & AnOther Magazine (art director)
Kid’s Company  (participatory filmmaker)
KCP Youth Project  (participatory filmmaker) 


 
 

Education

2004-2005 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2005-2007 Performance Design and Practice (BA Hons) CSM, London


 

Awards and Screenings

Reverie | Dazed Digital


LifAwards Best Experimental Short
London Independent Film Awards 2017
Barbican Festival Chronic Youth 2017
East End Film Festival 2017
Black International Film Festival 2017
movies4movies 2017
LABF Festival 2017
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017
Portobello Film Festival 2017
LSFF 2017
Underwire Festival best editing nominee 2017


Futurecraft 3D | adidas | U-Dox

Lovie Gold Winner Best Editing 2016

 

Street Angel | Dazed Digital

Vimeo Staff Pick
Frontline 2015
The Smalls 2014
CPH: Market 2014
 

Finding Sol | Film London

Underwire Film Festival 2010
Renoir Cinema Audience Award
Best of Boroughs Nomination 2009

Press

"Stella Scott is a writer and director from London." — Free The Bid

"Stella Scott set out to examine the mindset of the young generation in post-Brexit Britain." — girlsinfilm

"The Primal Scream frontman muses on his creative hero Jean Genet." — girlsinfilm

"Scott’s unique style combines a natural affinity for storytelling with the unobtrusive study of people to find beautiful images in everyday situations."
LBBonline


'Stella Scott is a talented British visual artist.’ — ninunina.com

'Stella’s aesthetics are decidedly modern and fearless.’ — Blueberry 

 
"The film has a magical otherworldly feel... a common theme in Stella's work."
Simon Astbury, on The Performers: Act I


"A much-needed vivid depiction of youthful optimism"
— Dazed, on Reverie