With an active career in writing, filmmaking, photography and teaching, Scott Bankert typifies the passionate artist and scholar. Always on the move, Scott’s creative projects and teaching assignments have taken him around the world from Europe to South East Asia and throughout the Americas. Scott’s collaborators and clients include Verizon, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, Lilly, Pfizer, NASCAR and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
Scott’s work has screened at South by Southwest, MoMA, Montreal International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Humboldt International Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Baltimore Museum of Art and Public Television.
Scott currently conducts courses in film and new media as well as cultural analysis, urban studies and urban arts at NYU Tisch’s Greenwich Village and Paris campuses. Scott is also a visiting professor at Instituto Criar in São Paulo, Brazil where he travels to teach socially responsible filmmaking and serve as a consultant for the institute. Scott’s primary research focuses on the impact of emergent technologies on the craft of visual storytelling. Scott’s other scholarly interests include human geography, visual ethnography and the interplay between art, society and culture in the global everyday.