I'm Clarke Scott a commercial director, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and I help fellow filmmakers build & grow highly successful businesses so they can take their filmmaking business and career.
And I help my clients achieve this through a combination of an 8 week program and weekly coaching that focuses on social and business systems as well as conversion strategies.
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My directing and filmmaking website is here.
A little bit more about me...
The first business I built and sold was a software business back in the early 2000's.
There is also content about philosophy, meditation, and other seemingly disparate disciplines that come together to inform my own life.
Through the 90's lived and studied with Tibetan lamas both here in Australia and in India.
At the same time I developed several software business as a means of supporting myself while living as a monk. For some this may seem odd but in Buddhist philosophy we have this notion of right livelihood and the current situation for many Western monastics self financial support is the only solution. I was no different.
My initial contact with Buddhism back in 1995 at a time when I was at the Victoria College of the Arts studying music. Since then I have read, thought about, practiced, and lived by the principles found within the Buddhist world-view every day since. But I do not adhere to one school of Buddhism and I have also read widely across Western Philosophy and science.
All of that is to say that I have a great love of philosophy in general and Buddhism in particular. I consider myself a Buddhist. I practice meditation every day. But more important than this I consider myself a human being with the potential to evolve, and I connect with others at this level.
In 2009 I began a PhD in philosophy through the university of Tasmania and through this project I was lucky enough to live and work in India among the Tibetan community.
The PhD was a cross-cultural research project into the nature of self according to Eastern and Western philosophy. It was a lot of fun, which alas I was unable to complete. However, a lot of what you will find here comes from this research. Indeed, it is this rare combination of 15+ years with the Tibetan, study of Western Philosophy, and my on-going contemplative practice that is the heart of this content.
It was during this time that my love for art and cinema came back. I won't go into the fine details here. Suffice it to say, I moved into video production where I taught myself filmmaking skills so as to own a living after the PhD.
I first worked as an editor. Honing the skill of visual stroytelling. I then went on to shoot branded documentaries throughout Australia, and a national TV commercial in Thailand in 2011 as a freelance commercial director.
The highlight of this phase of my life was writing and directing a feature film.
Below is me onset directing my first feature film, A Thousand Moments Later.
Here's the trailer.
And a marketing video I created for the film...
It was during this time that I started a digital agency.
It has taken me a long time to come to this realisation...and that is, I cannot live my life well without creating something that has deep roots into the way I view the world around me and my way of being in the world. My work here is about just that. My view of the world. And although the way I see the world is heavily influenced by Buddhism, my work is not about championing Buddhism per se. Rather my work is about championing human potential.
Someone once said about me,"With a keen sense for the profound and an honesty of spirit Clarke's projects often reflect his own concerns for a life well lived."
I take what I have learnt from my own life and about those things.
I am very excited and a little nervous to finally release the film. But more on that coming...
Here are some of my teachers and a couple of friends....