NEED FOR SPEED
SCOTT WAUGH (Director/Executive Producer/Edited by) is the
son of the original Spiderman, Fred Waugh.
Scott was drawn to filmmaking at a young age. Since earning a B.F.A. from the
University of California at Santa
Barbara, he has worked as a producer, director, editor, cameraman and stuntman.
In 2006, he co-founded
Bandito Brothers, a full-service studio that creates, produces, manages and
distributes authentic, high-octane
and immersive audio-visual content, with his business partner Mouse McCoy. In
January 2012, Variety named
him one of its "10 Directors to Watch."
Waugh's feature film directorial debut, "Act of Valor," which Relativity
Media released in February 2012, opened
#1 at the U.S. box office and went on to gross more than $80 million worldwide.
The film was an unprecedented
blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, starring a group of
active-duty U.S. Navy SEALs, alongside
actors Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nestor Serrano.
As a commercial director, Waugh's niche is showcasing human stories within
incredible action. He has worked
with three of the five U.S. military branches: the Navy, Air Force and Marine
Corps. Waugh developed advertising
media with Electronic Arts for their games "Battlefield 3" and "Medal of Honor,"
and has also worked with other
well-established brands such as Ford, Mountain Dew, BFGoodrich, NASCAR and the
As a producer, Waugh focuses on inspirational and entertaining films that are
fast-paced and full of excitement,
exhibited by his box-office successes "Step Into Liquid," "Dust to Glory" and
"Waiting for Lightning." "Step Into
Liquid" received the Audience Award at the Maui Film Festival, the Seville Film
Festival and the Whistler Film
Festival, and "Dust to Glory" received Best Action Film of the Year by Men's
Waugh became a stuntman in 1982 and retired in 2005. He has been involved in
more than 150 film and television
productions in various capacities and gained his first-hand filmmaking knowledge
from directors Michael Mann,
Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone while on their sets.
In addition to his film credits, Waugh was the president of Stunts Unlimited
for three years, the most prestigious
stunt organization in the world. During his tenure, Stunts Unlimited was
involved in such box-office hits as
"Spider-Man," "Talladega Nights," "24" and "Bad Boys II." Under Waugh's
leadership, Stunts Unlimited received
three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Stunt Coordinator.
Augmenting his success as a filmmaker and business executive, Waugh
collaborated with his father to invent the
35mm helmet camera and an innovative handheld camera called the Pogo Cam.
Designed to place the audience
in the action, the Pogo Cam produces a dynamic and vibrant viewing experience.
Waugh has operated the Pogo
Cam on over 30 productions, including the hockey sequences in Disney's
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