Jake Scott has been directing commercials and music videos for over 15 years, during which time he has accumulated a vast number of awards recognizing his work on behalf of many of the world’s most distinguished corporate brands and musical entertainers.
Scott’s directorial mark has been applied to the world’s most prestigious brands including Adidas, Amazon, AOL, American Express, Boots, BMW, Coca-Cola, Citibank, Columbia Sportswear, Mastercard, ESPN, Gateway, Honda, Hummer, JP Morgan, Kodak, HP, Nike, Barclays, Philips, Smirnoff, Sprite, Subaru, Toyota and UPS.
Scott gained early directorial prominence with REM’s “Everybody Hurts”. It won multiple MTV awards, a Grammy Nomination and was inducted in the MVPA Hall of Fame in 2005. Scott has also directed highly acclaimed videos for U2, No Doubt, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes and George Michael. Scott has two videos in the MTV 100 best videos of all time.
In 2003, Scott won an Emmy for Best Commercial, in addition to receiving three AICP awards and an Andy for his work on Nike’s “Move.” In 2005, Scott won a Silver Lion award in Cannes for his work with Adidas in addition to receiving two CLiO’s for the same brand spot.
Also in that same year, Scott was nominated for a Grammy for direction of George Michaels’ “Flawless” for Best Music Video and received three AICP awards for his work with Nike’s “Magnet.” In 2008, his work on HBO’s “Voyeur” won him a Grand Prix and a Cyber Lion at Cannes and most recently his spot Nike “Throwdown” took home the Bronze Lion at Cannes this year. His work on Subaru “Baby Driver” was also nominated for an Emmy in 2011. Jake directed two spots which aired during the 2012 Super Bowl. Hyundai’s “All for One” and Budweiser’s “Return of the King” with the iconic Budweiser Clydesdales. Jake will have further work showcased in the upcoming 2013 Super Bowl as well.
Jake’s most recent film, "Welcome to the Rileys," starred James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. The film played in competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and in the Panorama section of the Berlinale that same year as well as The Los Angeles Film Festival, Deauville American Film Festival and Boston Film Festival in which Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actress for her role. Kristen Stewart also received the award for Best Actress at The Milan Film Festival for her portrayal of Mallory. The film was released theatrically by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony.