Selected Recent Work – Producer / Director / Director of Photography

ScottBallardFilms.com

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Scott Ballard is an award-winning Portland-based Director, Producer and Director of Photography. His credits include director of photography for 9 feature films, producer of 7 feature films, and has written/directed/produced three feature films. His most recent completed projects, DEATH ON A ROCK (narrative feature) and NORTH & NOWHERE (narrative short) have played over 80 festivals worldwide garnering dozens of awards including: Best Director (Albuquerque Film & Music Experience) and Best Actor & Best Ensemble Cast (L.A. Indie Fest). 

He holds an MFA in Film Production from Boston University and has  in Seattle, LA, New Orleans, NYC and Boston. Currently, he is in pre-production on his fourth narrative feature film as writer/director: FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UNIVERSE; in production on a short documentary series, a documentary short and a documentary feature; in post-production on MR. IMMORTAL JELLYFISH MAN, a documentary feature and WESTERN EXIT, a short narrative film. After living in Seattle, L.A., New Orleans, NYC and Boston, he resides in his native NW corner of the country where he writes, works on music videos and commercial work, and occasionally teaches, while focusing on his dedication to narrative and documentary filmmaking.

WEBSITE: www.ScottBallardFilms.com

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- Friday Afternoon In The Universe - Co-Writer, Director, Producer - Feature 2015 (In Pre-Production)

- Mr. Immortal Jellyfish Man - Producer, Executive Producer, Cinematographer (In Post-Production)

- Evolution of Evil - Director of Photography, Producer - Feature 2015 (Released)

- Noun - Director of Photography, Director, Producer - Documentary Series 2015 (In Production)

- Death on a Rock - Director, Writer, Producer - HD RAW- Feature  - 2015 (Released) - 11 AWARDS, 3 NOMINATIONS, 3 SELECTIONS)

- The Man Who Loved Flowers - Director of Photography - HD - Short - 2014 (Released) - Written and Produced by                                                                                               Justin Zimmerman - 1 AWARD, 20 SELECTIONS

- Hiding Blame  - Director - HD RAW - Short - 2013 (Released) - Written and Produced by Lori Morgan 4 SELECTIONS

- A Standing Still - Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Producer -  Feature Film - S16mm, 35mm, HD - 11 AWARDS, 9 SELECTIONS 

- The Black Sea - Producer & Director of Photography - Super 16mm - Feature - 2013 - Directed by Brian Padian - 1 AWARD, 4 SELECTIONS

- Intertwine - Director, Director of Photography & Editor - HD - Pilot - 2012 - Produced by Dylan Lawrence (Released)

- The Curio - Director of Photography - HD - Feature - 2012 - Directed by Dicky Dahl -

OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2015 42nd NW Filmmakers' Festival              

- Lost Division - Co-Producer & Director of Photography - Super 16mm - Feature - 2012 - Directed by Edward Davee (In Post-Production)

- Holler to the People - Co-Writer, Co-Director, Director of Photography, Producer - HD - Documentary Short - 2014 (In Post-Production)

- Eyes Upon Waking - Director - HD - Short - 2013 (Released) - Written and Produced by Jennifer Scott

- Cardin - Co-Director, Producer, Director of Photography - HD - Short Documentary - 2014 (In Post-Production)

- Lilly Bently - Director of Photography - HD - Short - 2013 (Released) - Directed by Jordan Noce

-  Welcoming Departure  - Writer, Director, Producer - HD - Feature - 2012 - 1 AWARD, 4 SELECTIONS

- Two Pints Lighter - Producer & Director of Photography - HD - Feature - 2012 - Directed by Matt Lawrence (Released) - 1 AWARD, 3 SELECTIONS

- The Big Black Dark - Director of Photography - S16mm - Short - 2011 - Directed by Brian Padian (Released)

- My Beer with Bill - Director of Photography - HD - Short - 2011 - Directed by Brian Padian (Released)

- An Antonym for Apathy  - Director of Photography - S16mm - Short - 2010 - Directed by Jay Alvarez (Released)

- How The Fire Fell - Director of Photography, Co-Producer - S16mm - Feature - 2010 - Directed by Edward Davee (Released) - 1 AWARD, 2 SELECTIONS

- Last Night, Long Ago - Writer, Director & Director of Photography - S16mm - Short -  2010 - 5 SELECTIONS

- I’m Your Man - Director of Photography - HD - Short - 2010 - Directed by Brian Padian (Released)

- Enter the Beard - Director of Photography, Co-Director, Producer -  HD - Documentary Short - 2009 - 3 AWARDS, 9 SELECTIONS

- Fight Life  - Co-Director of Photography - HD - Documentary - 2009 - Directed by James Feng (Released)

- The Laborers - Director of Photography - HD - Short - 2009 - Directed by C.L. Linebaugh - 

OFFICIAL SELECTION, Eugene Film Festival, 2010

-Between Night - Writer, Director, Producer - S16mm - Short - 2008 - 3 AWARDS, 6 SELECTIONS

- Shoebox Redhead  - Director of Photography - S16mm - Short - 2008 - Directed by Matt Lawrence - 2 AWARDS, 9 SELECTIONS

- Days Like Tomorrow - Director of Photography, Co-Director, Co-Writer, Producer - S16mm - Short - 2007 -

OFFICIAL SELECTION, New Hampshire Film Festival, 2007

- AnOther - Director of Photography- S16mm - Short - 2007 - Directed by Kristal Williams

     OFFICIAL SELECTION, LA International Children’s Festival, 2007

     OFFICIAL SELECTION, Detroit Children’s Film Festival, 2008

     OFFICIAL SELECTION, Austin Asian-American Film Fest, 2008

- Stripper Cake - Director of Photography - S16mm – Short - 2007 - Directed by Matt Lawrence

     WINNER, New Jersey Filmmakers Festival, 2007

     OFFICIAL SELECTION, Troma Dance, 2008

 

CV

- Professor, Northwest Film Center, June 2015 - Present

- Professor, Portland Community College, March 2014 - Present, Cinematography & Lighting

- Professor, Seattle Film Institute,  November 2013 - June 2015, The Art of Directing

 

Assorted Experience

- Producer of Five Minute Form Documentary Series, 2015 - Present

- Co-Founder of Great Notion Filmmaker Collective, 2013 - Present

- Co-Producer, Co-Director, Cinematographer for Portland Film Works, 2014 - Present

- Contract Videographer for WildRooster Films 2012 - 2014

- Contract Videographer for Portland Community College (Portland) 2012-Present

- Contract Videographer for Versation (Portland) 2010-Present

- Contract Videographer for Craftmaster Productions (Portland) 2010-Present

- Contract Videographer for Reed College (Portland) 2010 – 2013

- Contract Videographer for Riverbank Productions 2009 - 2010

- Intern at Boston Camera - January 2008 - May 2008

- Grip - Project Ghost Light, 2008 - Official Selection, New York Television Festival 2008

- Best-Boy Grip - Down In New Orleans, 2006 - Directed by Richard Elias – Winner

 Bronze Award, WorldFest Houston

- Intern at G-Wave Studios, (New Orleans based) September 2005 - November 2005

 

Education

- MFA, Boston University - Film Production, 2008

- Cert., Seattle Central - Graphic Design, 2002

- BA, Western Washington University - English, 1999