Scott Willis‘ work has been broadcasted on television (NPO DOC, Holland Doc24, Community Channel) and has screened at venues such as British Film Institute, Southbank; Somerset House; and Whitechapel Gallery. Scott completed a degree at Edinburgh College of Art, where he studied documentary filmmaking and obtained a First-Class honours. On graduation he was awarded a Helen A. Rose bequest for Distinguished work by University of Edinburgh for his experimental film, Tapes From The Revolutionary, which was nominated for Channel 4 Innovation in Storytelling Award; won IdeasTap Graduate Award: Short Film 2015, in association with BAFTA; was televised by dutch national broadcaster, NPO DOC; and win the DOCfeed Best International Short Film Award 2016. His short film, E215 won Publica’s Clerkenwell Screen Shorts Competition screening at Clerkenwell Design week. E215 has been selected for Luminous Latitude Tour, which has the aim to raise the international exposure of Scotland based artists making visually experimental and culturally subversive moving image work.
Filmmaker Scott Willis discovers Andy, a self-proclaimed communist revolutionary who documents his life on a Hi-8 camcorder. Aiming to understand the purpose behind the tapes Willis picks up his camera. However, Andy has his own agenda for the project. Tapes From The Revolutionary, is a short documentary that asks the question: what is like to see the world of another? Nominated for Channel 4 Innovation in Storytelling, winner of the Ideas Tap Film award associated with BAFTA 2015.