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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1968Auckland, New Zealand
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Scott Reynolds was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1968. Both of his parents worked in Hollywood Cinema in the suburbs of Auckland. One of his first memories was seeing The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) and A Fistful of Dollars (1964), an experiment at the origin of his obsession for the world of film. As a teenager, he started to work as projectionist in Hollywood Cinema, and this was his way of studying the process of movie-making. His principal influences are Kubrick, Scorsese, Raimi and Hitchcock. His first short film "The Minute" was carried out in 1992 and was selected for the London Film Festival. His second short film A Game with No Rules (1994) was completed in 1994 and was officially selected for "Un Certain Regard" at Cannes Film Festival. He gained the Gold Palm in the drama category at the Chicago Film Festival. The first film of Scott Reynolds, The Ugly (1997), is a suspense film made in Auckland and released in 1997.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: leopardo_delle_nevi

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently uses flashback and flashforward

Trivia (1)

Cites Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese and Sam Raimi as his principal influences.

Personal Quotes (4)

I love to be scared, I love terrifying sequences and edge of your seat suspense. To sum it up, I love films - plain and simple. I was a film-fan before I was a film-maker. I have sat in audiences where we all shivered and screamed, so the major reason why I wanted to make this film [The Ugly (1997)] is that I can sit down in a room where I make the audience shiver and scream.
People loathe flashbacks and all that sort of stuff. But I think it's important to take risks and not be afraid.
For me, the important thing is the film. I grew up in a movie theater. I grew up watching films. It's not about being director. It's not about sitting on set and having coffee made for you. It's about people sitting in the darkness and screaming or cheering or laughing or running for the exits because they're so scared. It's about that thing up on the screen.
[about The Ugly (1997)] I thought, 'Look, I don't know if I'll ever get to make another movie again, so I'm going to take as many risks as I can.' I'd rather take many risks and have some of them not work, than be safe and only go halfway.

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