Scott grew up outside Fraserburgh in the North East of Scotland. He made his is first short film, BORN TO RUN, set in a fishing port in the North East, during the winter of 2005. His second short, SHELL, won the UK Film Council Award for Best Film at the London Short Film Festival in 2008. His third short, NATIVE SON, was produced by Film Four under their Cinema Extreme banner and premiered in competition at Cannes 2010. Scott’s first feature, SHELL, based on his 2008 short about a teenage girl’s life with her father in a remote highland petrol station recently won Best Film at Torino Film Festival. It stars Chloe Pirrie as Shell and Joseph Mawle as her father. Scott was chosen as one of UK Stars of Tomorrow in 2011.