- NEW YORK
Alkemy X has added director Scott J. Ross to its roster for U.S. commercial representation, marking his return to the company. He had most recently been handled by Super Deluxe after his first stint at Alkemy X. Ross brings an extensive background as a director, cinematographer, and producer on commercials, music videos, short films and features, with a talent for crafting comedic narratives centered on eccentric characters, both real and fictional. Ross’ edgy, urban aesthetic and fast-paced storytelling are signature qualities on directorial work for such clients as Adidas, Google, Snapchat, Comcast, Hendricks Gin and the U.S. Postal Service. His films have been showcased at Sundance, the Tribeca Film Festival, True/False, Sheffield Doc/Fest and the Borscht Film Festival, as well as selected as Vimeo Staff Picks.
The L.A.-based Ross now joins Alkemy X following a variety of film projects, including The World of Lisa Frank, Deer Squad: The Movie and Housni’s Smile, a virtual reality documentary. Prior to his commercial directing career, he had worked as a filmmaker at Turner’s aforementioned alt-comedy company Super Deluxe on projects such as Facebook Watch’s social series Food for Thought, Kitty Luxx, Real or CG and A Meme Story. He began his directing career at URBN, working as an in-house producer on more than four hundred videos for the Urban Outfitter’s YouTube and Vimeo channels. These included fashion editorials, and branded entertainment and comedy pieces such as April Fool’s, Tommy Wiseau Wishes YOU a Happy Memorial Day and the URBN Brand Sportswear Launch video.
“Scott’s documentary storytelling paired with his artful aesthetic positions him perfectly for branded content in the fashion and style spaces, and beyond,” noted Alkemy X head of production Jim Huie.
Ross added, “Alkemy’s production expertise and resources make shoots feel frictionless and allow me to really focus on my creative work. As a director who loves special effects, their robust in-house VFX team is also a huge asset.”