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 clients include Verizon, Estée Lauder, L’Oréal, Lilly, Pfizer, NASCAR and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
Scott is also a founding member of TableTop Films, an independent film company that produces award-winning films and multimedia works. 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 digital media as well as cultural reporting, 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 regularly 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.