Kelly Nyks

Jared P. Scott

Kelly Nyks

Kelly is an award-winning director of narrative & documentary films and a founding partner at PF Pictures.

He recently wrote, directed and produced REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM – the riveting discussion of a lifetime with Noam Chomsky, the most important intellectual alive (NY Times), on the financialization of America. The film lays bare the social and political mechanisms responsible for the historically unprecedented concentration of wealth and power into the hands of a very few.

He wrote, directed and produced DISRUPTION – the story of the greatest crisis mankind has ever faced and the movement rising to fight it (all platform distribution).

Kelly also wrote, directed and produced DO THE MATH – chronicling America’s preeminent environmentalist Bill McKibben in a David vs. Goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis (Al-Jazeera America).

Kelly wrote, directed and produced SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE – a non-par- tisan investigation of the US political divide, hailed by Variety as a ‘solid, evenhanded spur for discussion’ and ‘a Must See’ by The Examiner (The Documentary Channel). His directorial debut SPLIT: A DIVIDED AMERICA won Best Documentary and Audience Favorite awards at festivals nationwide and cornerstoned a nationwide First Time Voter campaign in partnership with the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Association of Second- ary School Principals, MTVu and Rock the Vote.

Kelly directed and produced the critically acclaimed shorts MONEY IS MATERIAL and IMPOSSIBLE, both Vimeo Staff Picks, as well as producing THE ARTIFICIAL LEAF, which won the Jury Prize in the Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition at Sundance.

His current projects include THE FIGHT - an unvarnished look at the anatomy of our profit-driven health-care system, LAST MAN STANDING IN THE DELTA - the American story of pain, perseverance and the blues, and THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES - an investigation of the national security implications of resource scarcity brought about by anthropogenic climate change.

He is currently Artist in Residence at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he works with professors across a range of disciplines, including collaborating with Michael Sandel on short-form documentaries for the course Money, Markets and Morals, currently the most popularly attended course at Harvard College.

A sought-after commentator, Kelly has appeared on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Huffington Post Live, PBS, Al Jazeera America, TV3 (Spain), NOS (The Netherlands) among others, has written opinion pieces for the Huffington Post, RealScreen and participated as a panelist at festivals across the country including SXSW, DOCNYC, among others

Jared P. Scott

Jared P. Scott is an award-winning Filmmaker, Commercial Director, and Founding Partner at PF Pictures.

Jared recently wrote, directed, and produced THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES (2016) – an investigation of climate change impacts on resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. (HotDocs world premiere, Sheffield Doc/Fest Jury Award Nominee)

He wrote, directed and produced the NYTimes Critics' Pick REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM (2015/16) – Noam Chomsky and the Principles of Concentration of Wealth and Power (TriBeCa, AFI, IDFA, DocPoint, DocAviv). The film played 50+ cities theatrically in the US & Canada, charted at #1 on iTunes for 5+ weeks (currently #4), and is available worldwide on Netflix.

Jared wrote, directed and produced DISRUPTION (2014) - a story of climate and social tipping points that galvanized the largest climate march in the history of the planet. Films for Action ranked it the #1 all -time film for social change. [watchdisruption.com]

He wrote, directed and produced DO THE MATH (2013) - Bill McKibben's 3 numbers that sum up the climate crisis. [in-release, Al-Jazeera America, Worldwide]

Jared wrote, directed, and produced THE ARTIFICIAL LEAF (2013) – a Jury Prize winner in the Focus Forward film series at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was 1 of 12 selected to premiere alongside shorts by Morgan Spurlock, Alex Gibney, Lucy Walker, Steve James, and Albert Maysles.

He also directed and produced the critically acclaimed shorts MONEY IS MATERIAL (2013) & IMPOSSIBLE (2014) - both Vimeo Staff Picks.

Jared produced SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE (2012) and SPLIT: A DIVIDED AMERICA (2009) – a two-part investigation of the divided states of America which premiered on IFC and later The Documentary Channel, Pivot, and iTunes & Amazon. The films garnered global acclaim (AFI, First Take, Hulu, IMDB awards) and sold to over 20 markets including the broadcasters ZDF, NHK, ORF, Multicanal, YLE, CH 8, PTS, & EO.

A seasoned speaker, Jared has delivered keynote addresses at events during COP 20 in Peru and COP 21 in Paris, appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, Al-Jazeera & Huff Post Live, and conducted talkbacks at The New School, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon University.

In broadcast television, Jared is a PROMAX award-nominated producer with hundreds of on-air promos to his credit. He produced segments featuring the series' creators of PLANET EARTH for the launch of BBC EARTH on BBC AMERICA.

In his wilderness years, he produced & directed NACHOS FOR TWO - an on-the-road documentary following the critically acclaimed jam band Umphreys McGee.