Recent Films

Scouts Are Cancelled (72min)


“Notes on Liberty John Scott’s video essay, combines those two modes, meditation and narrative, to great effect.”  
John Bresland, Blackbird, Online Journal of Literature and the Arts   
This film documents a boy's visit to the Statue of Liberty and playfully signals the difference between the ideals embodied in the monument and the culture of fear that can still dominate post 9/11 America.
Screenings:
American Documentary Showcase 2010, one of thirty independent documentaries chosen to go on screening tours organized by US embassies around the world. Liberty screened at:

Chasing Dreams for Kids at the American Center, New Dehli, 2011
Embassy screening, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2011
School of Cinematography and School of Media Broadcasting, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia, 2011
Ciclo de Cine Colombo Americano, Bagota, Columbia, 2011
Andana and Antakya Film Festival, Hatay, Turkey, 2010
Kenya International Film Festival (KIFF), Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2010
International Cultural Center, Krakow, Poland, 2010
Gallery Impart, Wroclaw, Poland, 2010


Festival
TV Press Knight Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011
Festival de Cine Pobre, La Paz, Mexico, 2010
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, 2010
Thin Line International Documentary Festival, Denton, TX, 2010
Strange Beauty Film Festival, Durham, NC, 2010
Cucalorus Annual Festival of Independent Film, Wilmington, NC, 2009
Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films, a traveling human rights film festival with screenings in Vilnius, Kaunas & Klaipeda Lithuania, 2009

Journal
Blackbird Online Journal of Literature and the Arts from the Department of English at Virginia Commonwealth University and New Virginia Review Inc., Video Essay Feature, spring 2010 edition, a curated showcase

Academic conference
University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference Screening, 2009, New Orleans, LA, 2009

Translated
Into Lithuanian for Ad Hoc

Credits
Starring:  Sam Scott, John D. Scott, Cora Yao, Karen Rodriguez, Leo Scott
Produced: Karen Rodriguez
Director Camera, Editor, Sound Designer: John D. Scott
Animation:  Nina Frenkel
Music:  Kent Lambert
Photoshop:  Karen Rodriguez
Stills: Karen Rodriguez, Ed Tracy, Cora Yao, John D. Scott