KIEL ADRIAN SCOTT is an award-winning writer-director whose films have screened internationally and aired on HBO, PBS, CineMAX, Shorts TV, Centric and BET. Scott’s short film, The Roe Effect, winner of several major film festivals, including but not limited to, Best Short Film at the American Black Film Festival’s HBO Short Film Competition, Best Narrative Short at the Urbanworld Film Festival and the Saatchi & Saatchi NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Producer’s Award, has garnered Scott high praise. The Roe Effect was nominated for Best Independent Mini Feature at the Black Reel Awards and included in Cannes Film Festival’s 2010 Court Métrage. Of the film, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme remarked, “Exquisitely made, fantastic in every single aspect, the themes are profound. Kiel is an incredibly exciting new American filmmaker. Bravo!” Scott is an alumnus of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and a recent graduate of New York University’s esteemed Graduate Film Program where he was a Dean’s Fellow and served as Professor Spike Lee’s Graduate Teaching Assistant. After completing his academic coursework Scott was asked by Mr. Lee to serve as a directing assistant on Lee’s professional projects. Most recently Scott collaborated with Mr. Lee as a co-writer on Lee’s feature length film / first foray into video games, NBA 2K16’s Livin’ Da Dream. Scott’s latest film, Samaria, won the Directors Guild of America’s 2015 Student Film Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement and was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Samaria is a short film adaptation of Scott’s feature length screenplay, Epilogue. Epilogue, which was an inaugural selection of the New Orleans Film Festival’s Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sponsored Emerging Voices Program, will very likely be Scott’s theatrical motion picture debut!
OMNIAMERICAN PICTURES is a New York and New Orleans based film production company whose intention is to create filmic works that provoke audiences to engage in the world around them. We hope to inspire them to “…[C]ontribute in every way possible to unite all in one common effort to improve each and every human being, seeing that we are bound up in one common destiny and by the laws of our being are made dependent for our happiness on the continued acts of kindness we receive from each other.”