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, Coca- Cola, Columbia Sportswear, Mastercard, ESPN, Gateway, Honda, Hummer, JP Morgan, Kodak, HP, Nike, Barclays, Smirnoff, Sprite, 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.
Jake completed his second film, “Welcome to the Rileys,” starring Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini and Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo which just screened in competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival.
Most recently, he has directed highly acclaimed and viewed work including the Budweiser Puppy work from 2013-15; Dick’s Sporting Goods and Johnnie Walker “Gentleman’s Wager”, an 8 minute branded film starring Jude law. Johnnie Walker has been viewed almost 50 million times and has been recognized at Cannes, AICP, D&AD, ADC and more.