Actor/writer/director of dramatic feature ONE GOOD REASON as well as author of twelve other feature scripts and dramatic series SPLIT CITY, Scott Sawyer has his sights set on re-igniting the love between Canadians and Canadian art. His current focus is on his new comic series launched in late 2016, NORTH. After a very successful Kickstarter campaign this past summer North delivers a fresh twist on the hero mythos pondering what ‘super’ might look like north of the border.
In 2000, Scott had his first episodic script optioned by a production company who after reading his first feature script ONE GOOD REASON, asked him to write an episode for their series ‘GRIMM TALES’ based on fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm. In the early stages of its evolution, SPLIT CITY, (the short film written by and starring Scott himself and Canadian comedic actors SCOTT THOMPSON of KIDS IN THE HALL fame and JERRY HALL from THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) won the BEST ACTION SHORT in the AOFF (Action On Film Festival) in Long Beach in 2008. Closer to home, his feature script A LITTLE PLACE IN THE WOODS was nominated for best screenplay in the 2010 NOMFA (Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards).
Scott has written, produced and directed his own short dramatic short NO REST FOR THE WICKED, he wrote and starred in SPLIT CITY the short film, and as an actor has been cast in several other short films, appeared in TV shows, commercials and two independent features and shared equal camera time with Canadian music legend JANN ARDEN in her video LOVE IS THE ONLY SOLDIER. He has had a producer and director’s hand in the post- production of his own films as well as three conceptual trailers for three of his features SPEAK NOW… (comedy), SPLIT CITY and ONE 100 HARRYS (a crime drama).
Prior to ONE GOOD REASON his most recently completed feature scripts are PRIDE OF T.O., a dramatic take on an ex-hockey enforcer, ONE DAY ON DESTINY (optioned) a romantic comedy destined for great things and SONS OF NIGHTWOOD, a fresh new character-driven take on the vampire/werewolf phenomenon.
Born and raised in Sudbury Ontario, he currently resides in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
www.norththecomic.com (website and media for NORTH)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Momv_3VnHzE (One Good Reason Feature Trailer)