Medal of Service for Contributions to the Professions

Awarded to individuals for dedication to advancing their chosen fields and making a significant impact in our world.

Christopher Scott

BA '04

Contributions to the Professions

Christopher Scott (BA '04) is the founder, head of documentaries and award-winning director at Strategery Films.

Christopher Scott began his career in politics serving as the director of community outreach for Congressman Chet Edwards in Waco. He has served with Obama for America, and relocated in 2010 to Las Vegas to work as the regional field director for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's successful re-election campaign.

In 2015, Scott founded Strategery Films, which specializes in documentary films. His work has received several prestigious awards including the 2016 Documentary of the Year from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities for his series, The Shape of Shreveport. In 2017, Scott’s work on What About Waco, a comprehensive documentary series on the history of Waco, Texas, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize of the Deep in The Heart of Texas Film Festival.

In August 2020, Scott’s critically acclaimed Class Action Park, the true story of New Jersey’s Action Park, was released. The feature-length documentary has been featured in the New York Times and is one of the top streaming titles on HBO Max. It was awarded the Hollywood Film Critics Award for Best Documentary in 2021.

His current work, The Five Priests, was recently named a finalist in the prestigious Cannes World Film Festival for 2022. His most recent project, An Ode to Joy, The Death and Resurrection of Baylor Basketball, was released in January 2022.

 

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