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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.


Jake’s recent work includes the Clio and One Show award-winning ‘Runaway Train 25’; a world-first geo-located music video with Jamie N Commons, Skylar Grey and Gallant reinterpreting Soul Asylum’s original song and video for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Jake’s 2019 film, American Woman made its debut at TIFF, with reviewers citing Sienna Miller’s performance as career defining. Commercial work includes the multi award-winning Johnnie Walker ‘Gentlemen’s Wager’ films featuring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini, the famous trilogy of Budweiser Clydesdale Super Bowl commercials and three short films for HBO Voyeur, a ground-breaking multimedia campaign which won a Cannes Grand Prix and Cannes Cyber Lion. Jake also directed Nike’s Emmy-winning commercial, ‘Move.’ Jake gained early directorial prominence with his award-winning music video for REM’s ‘Everybody Hurts’. He made his feature film debut with Plunkett & Macleane, with Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Liv Tyler. He also directed ‘Welcome to the Rileys’, starring Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, and Melissa Leo.