Scott Waugh, Co‐Founder of Bandito Brothers, was drawn to filmmaking at a young age. As the son of the original Spiderman, Fred Waugh, Scott began to dabble as a filmmaker at the young age 12. Since earning a B.F.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Scott has worked as a producer, director, editor, cameraman, and stuntman. In 2006, he founded Bandito Brothers, an independent content creation studio, with his business partner Mouse McCoy. In January 2012, Variety named him one of its 10 Directors to Watch.
Scott 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 was fortunate to live on sets with directors Michael Mann, Steven Spielberg, and Oliver Stone.
As a commercial director, Scott’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 Marines Corps. Scott has developed advertising media with Electronic Arts with their games Battlefield 3 and Medal of Honor and has also worked with other established brands such as Ford, Mountain Dew, BFGoodrich, NASCAR, and the NHL.
As a producer, Scott focuses on cinematic action theatrical films, exhibited by his box office successes Step Into Liquid, Dust to Glory, and the 2012 release Act of Valor. Step into Liquid received the Audience Awards at the Maui Film Festival, the Seville Film Festival, and the Whistler Film Festival. His feature Dust to Glory received Best Action Film of the Year by Men's Journal, the Best Full Length Feature of the Year at the Xtremey Awards, and Best DVD of the Year by MPH Magazine. Act of Valor boasts the industry’s largest acquisition deal on an independent film to date.
In addition to his film credits, Scott 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 Scott’s leadership, Stunts Unlimited received three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Stunt Coordinator.
Augmenting his success as a filmmaker and business executive, Scott 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 produced a dynamic and vibrant viewing experience. Scott has operated the Pogo Cam on over 30 productions, including the hockey sequences in Disney's The Miracle.
Today Mr. Waugh brings experience from his previous successes as a producer, executive, and inventor to Bandito Brothers, a full service media solution that creates, produces, manages and distributes audio-‐visual content.
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