Jake Scott is an Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated director. A partner in the Ridley Scott Creative Group, Jake is an owner of RSA Films and a founder of music video production company Black Dog Films.
His most recent work, ‘Runaway Train 25,’ is a world-first geo-located music video reinterpreting Soul Asylum’s original song and video for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and agency M/H VCCP. Featuring musical artists Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey, and Gallant, the video received over 2 billion views earning widespread media praise from Rolling Stone, People, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN.
Jake’s 2019 film, ‘American Woman,’ with Sienna Miller, Amy Madigan, Aaron Paul, Christina Hendricks and produced by Scott Free, made its debut at TIFF and opened in theatres to critical acclaim with many reviews citing a career-defining performance for Sienna Miller.
Commercial work includes the multi award-winning Johnnie Walker ‘Gentlemen’s Wager’ films for Anomaly, featuring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini, the Mads Mikkelsen-starring ‘Le Fantôme’ for Ford Edge, and the famous trilogy of Budweiser Clydesdale Super Bowl commercials – ’Brotherhood,’ ‘Puppy Love’, and ‘Lost Dog’ – which won the coveted No.1 spot on USA Today’s Super Bowl Ad Meter for three consecutive years. Jake also directed Nike’s EMMY Award-winning commercial, ‘Move’.
Jake gained early directorial prominence with REM’s ‘Everybody Hurts.’ The video won multiple MTV awards, was honored with a Grammy nomination, and inducted in the MVPA Hall of Fame in 2005. Other promos include work for artists such as U2, No Doubt, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes, and The Rolling Stones. Additional acclaimed commercial work includes three short films for HBO Voyeur, a ground-breaking multimedia campaign for BBDO NY which won various awards, most notably a Cannes Grand Prix and Cannes Cyber Lion. His commercial credits extend to a long list of prestigious brands such as Adidas, AmEx, Apple, Bacardi, Coca-Cola, Dick’s Sporting Goods, ESPN, Ford, Martini, Nike, Puma, Samsung, South Park, Subaru, Tulamore Dew, VW, and many others.
Jake made his feature film debut with ‘Plunkett & Macleane’, the historical action comedy with Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, and Liv Tyler. He also directed ‘Welcome to the Rileys’, the 2010 drama starring Kristen Stewart, the late James Gandolfini, and Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo.