Directors > Scott Corbett


Captivated by storytelling since he was a kid, Scott Corbett began his career in advertising as an award-winning writer before turning his attention to directing. His first effort, the comedy short Small Emergencies, screened in festivals worldwide and won a merit award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

He arrived on the commercial scene with a deliciously outrageous campaign for Altoids, which was tempered with the absurd and surreal, but directed with restraint. The result was a unique, offbeat look grounded in a cinematic reality – now the foundational style of his dynamic collection of work. His campaign for Pizza Pops was both darkly hilarious and charming, and went on to win a Silver Lion at Cannes.

Since directing the Nike viral short “Barbershop,” starring footballer Mario Balotelli, Scott has worked with other notable sports celebrities including NBA star James Harden and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson. Recently, he’s helmed campaigns for Applebee’s and Sierra Trading Post out of Grey New York, McDonald’s via Moroch, and Gain from Leo Burnett.

Scott has been recognized in publications like Creativity, Adweek, SHOTS, Lürzer’s Archive, and Communication Arts, and has garnered awards from Cannes, The One Show, ADDY’s, and more. His short film, Good Night Butterfly, premiered at the 40th Asian American International Film Festival in New York City, and went on to screen at numerous festivals in the US and Europe.