Scott Sheppard is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He is a director, editor, producer, and writer of documentaries, commercials, short films, and web videos. Originally from Michigan, he holds a B.S. in Film & Video Production from Grand Valley State University
His feature documentary An Act of Love won numerous awards on the film festival circuit, including "Best in the Fest" at the 2016 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, "Audience Favorite" at the 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival, and "Best Documentary" at the 2016 Outflix Film Festival. An Act of Love has played over 175 times at film festivals, community screenings, churches, and theaters around the world. It is currently available on Itunes, Amazon, DVD, Kanopy, and all major VOD outlets.
His directorial debut is the documentary, Planes, Trains & Autorickshaws. Shot in South India as a one-man crew, this personal travel film chronicles his family's history of missionary work in the 20th century. It's currently available on Amazon Prime.
As an editor, he worked on director Antoine Fuqua's documentary about infamous gangster rap mogul, Suge Knight, American Dream/American Knightmare for Showtime. He edited and co-produced the upcoming feature documentary, Magnolia’s Hope, about a young girl who suffers from Rett Syndrome. He was an additional editor on the upcoming documentary, Erasing Family, about high conflict divorce and its effects on children. He edited the short documentary Be About It, which raises awareness about Hepatitis B in the Asian American community. He has also edited projects for organizations such as American Heart Association, Harvard, Canon, Bank of America, Open Society Foundations, GOOD, SoFi, Elvis Presley Enterprises, and many more.
In his free time he enjoys photography, reading, traveling, binge-watching TV, podcasts, and exploring. Oh, and he used to play in crappy punk bands as a teenager. That was fun.
editing & Software
Premiere Pro CC, AVID, Final Cut Pro , Photoshop, After Effects, Audition, Lightroom, 5K iMac, MacBook Pro, Dropbox, Vimeo Pro.
Sony A7iii, Canon DSLRs, lenses, Sennheiser wireless lavs, ZOOM H6 & H1 recorders, Manfrotto tripods and monopod, shotgun mics, GoPro, lighting kit, video light, car mount.