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BIO

SADIE SCOTT

I am a documentary storyteller based in Southern California with a lens toward social and environmental issues. Using a multimedia approach, I share stories that insist on being heard.

Art, advocacy, and community-building are at the center of my practice. Working with a multimedia approach has been foundational to my work because it brings the broadest audience into the conversation. Leveraging tools from traditional forms such as film and photography as well as emerging forms like podcasting and social media, I strive to tell stories about real people and build a media landscape that more accurately reflects who we are. Our language shapes our world, so I believe it is critical in the storytelling process to collaborate and remain rooted in community.

I am currently the Media and Event Coordinator for the William James Association (WJA), an arts non-profit serving those currently and formerly incarcerated, at-risk youth, and veterans. My role includes producing WJA's Poetic Justice Film Festival, a screening and speaker series that highlights the power of the arts to heal, transform, and rectify the harms of the carceral system; producing WJA's 50th Anniversary Event; and shooting documentary content with program alumni.

I am also a Production Assistant for Traceroute, an Apple Top 25 Technology Podcast that peels back the layers of the Stack to reveal the humanity in the hardware. I work at all stages of the production process, with a focus on researching the people and stories that bring meaning to our digital world.

In addition to this part-time work, I reserve time for independent and freelance projects that are aligned with my core values. A few of these projects include: Feeding the Empire, a public information campaign about the impact of the logistics industry on hunger in the Inland Empire using digital mapping, photographs, and a long-form essay; A Portrait of Home, a documentary film about two artists resisting the displacement caused by climate change in order to save their communities; and HERE NOW/IF THEN, a photobook about the uncertain future of the Inland Empire in the face of hyper-industrialization.

 

Pitzer College - May 2025  (Expected)

B.A. Media Studies; B.A. Psychology

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