Born and raised in New York, Scott left the city to study painting and philosophy at Wesleyan University. It was here that he first involved himself in filmmaking and eventually received a BA in film studies. During this time, he also studied at FAMU in Prague. Before moving to Los Angeles to work on feature films, Scott took a brief hiatus to be a chef in Ireland. Scott finished the Directing program at American Film Institute, where he made five short films and received his MFA. He is presently developing several feature length projects.