Shane Scott

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Shane Scott
Born (1966-12-09) December 9, 1966 (age 48)
Kingman, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, cinematographer & musician

Shane Scott (born December 9, 1966, American) director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician best known for making profitable, independent films with low budgets. He shoots and produces his films in Texas.


Early life[edit]

Shane Scott was born in Kingman, Arizona, son of Scott McConachie, an Air force officer, and Ingrid Lourdes Nielsen Garcia, a Registered nurse. He began his interest in film at age 7, after his grandfather died and left him an old wind-up 8mm film camera and a projector. Living in the country on lake Conroe, Texas, he took advantage of all the natural elements around him. Adventure was his vise, always filming while galloping on horseback across a field, jumping dirt bikes, swinging from tree to tree, or skipping across the lake on a tube at high speed, he caught it on film. Shane Scott attended college at Texas State in San Marcos, Texas majoring in Criminal Justice.


In 1990, Shane started his own company selling and restoring Porsche 911. In 1999, Mike Judge’s movie Office Space asked Shane Scott to build the Porsche 911 that gets the bumper ripped off in one scene. This experience rekindled his love of filmmaking. Shane wrote and shot his first short film called The Scab, starring Joseph Fotinos. The Scab short was accepted to the Austin Film Festival and received positive feed back. Shane produced a musical video for a song he wrote called Change. In 2003, Shane worked on Robert Rodriguez's movie Spy Kids building the plane and sub used in the movie. During the making of Spy Kids, Shane realized that his calling was to be a director to produce his own films. In 2006, with one camera and no script, Shane shot his first feature film titled The Legend of Ghostwolf. The Legend of Ghostwolf production budget was only $5,000.00 USD (estimated). The film was successful in different film festivals and received an offer for DVD distribution. Shane Scott is one of the few filmmakers to ever sale their first film to the movie industry open market.

At the end of 2006, Shane Scott’s filmmaking came to a halt when his studio, Broom Closet Studio in Austin, Texas, burned to the ground after completed the shooting of his second feature film The Magnificent Dead.

Personal life[edit]

Shane Scott maintains a private life in San Marcos, Texas. In 2010, Scott filed for and won a two-year term on the San Marcos City Council.[1]


Shane Scott writes music and plays drums.