Director Bio: Scott Haze is a Dallas actor, writer and director. Scott’s breakthrough role was in the 2014 film, Child Of God , directed by James Franco and based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, for which he was named a New York Times Breakout Actor and 1 of Variety’s Top 10 Actors to Watch. Later this year, Scott will be seen starring alongside Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons, in the Guillermo del Toro-produced film Antlers , directed by Scott Cooper. Scott has also been seen in Sony and Marvel’s Venom, Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, Warner Bros. Midnight Special , alongside Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst, directed by Jeff Nichols, Universal/DreamWorks' Thank You For Your Service opposite Miles Teller from director Jason Hall and Sony’s Only The Brave alongside Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges. In 2006 Scott established The Sherry Theater, a non-profit arts centre in North Hollywood for aspiring playwrights to create and perform original works. In 2015 Scott and The Sherry Theater then partnered with the off-Broadway Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York, to create a bi-coastal partnership for playwrights to further their careers, using both venues to develop and workshop their plays. In 2012 Scott begin the 120 Hour Film Festival. The festival is designed to take upcoming and aspiring filmmakers and give them 120 Hours (5 days) to write, produced and finish a short film, which would then be presented to a jury of industry professionals. From their work within the festivals, past participants have gone on to secure representation, development deals, and a variety of high-level positions within the film industry. Scott’s directorial debut, a documentary on Kenyan humanitarian, Charles Mully, titled Mully , was met with critical and box office success upon its release in 2017. Scott worked with the distributor of Mully to create a social action campaign that rolled out as the film hit cinemas. On top of this, half of the films 2.1 million dollar box office gross to date, has been donated to Charles Mully’s charity, The Mully Children’s Foundation, and in 2017 MCF USA raised a staggering 2.7 million dollars upon the release of the film.
Scott brings Lexington & Vine to the 2019 Dallas International Film Festival. This film is a small glimpse into the long form documentary that is currently in production.