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Will Robson - Scott


Will Robson-Scott is a British director and photographer. His guerilla approach to filmmaking, as well as his willingness to live in the world of his subjects, gives his work a true DIY spirit. An alumnus of the London artist platform TOPSAFE, he cut his teeth alongside cult London musicians, observing the working lives of King Krule in ‘A New Place 2 Drown' and Jimothy Lacoste in ‘Life Is Getting Quite Exciting’. Prior to this, he made two unflinching documentaries about gun violence in South Chicago, ‘Chiraq' and ‘God Loves Ugly’. As a photographer, Will has also worked with SZA, A$AP Rocky, John Boyega, Blondey McCoy, Jorja Smith, Little Simz, Pa Salieu and Jonah Hill. His photograph of Steve McQueen was recently selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. In 2019, he directed ‘The Spirit of DIY’ for Vans, a Nike x Carhartt campaign starring Flohio, and the music video for ‘Dopehead’ by Hak Baker. ‘Dopehead’ was praised for its sensitive depiction of drug dependence, as well as its innovative ‘documentary music video’ format. Recently, Will directed ‘Nature’ for Palace x Adidas, and a music video for ‘Cool Kids’ by Hak Baker, which was included in Promonews’ Top Videos of 2021. Will’s accolades include a Cannes Young Director Award, six Vimeo Staff Picks and a nomination in the Brooklyn Film Festival. Will is currently based in London.