In 2013, Scott Altman won the Wide Eye Media (formerly Carlton Screen Advertising) Director of the Year award for his cinema advert to promote Hot Press magazine. That year Altman worked with Kanye West and soon after set-up Defunct Films where he has directed and executive-produced hit pop videos for Shift K3Y, Philip George & Anton Powers and Jax Jones, that have received millions of views online and been Top 20 most downloaded videos on iTunes. Soon after that, Scott was commissioned by Saatchi & Saatchi to direct a series of adverts to promote new soft drink FreshBe and directed a pilot involving actors Alan Ford (Snatch), Adam Fogerty (Legend), Natasha Byrne (Holby City) and new talents. More recently, Scott's documentary film in relation to homelessness, involving Academy Award Winner Glen Hansard and Academy Award Nominee Jim Sheridan, won Best Documentary at the Dublin Independent Film Festival. Scott's debut feature film that was filmed in Los Angeles is due for release in 2021.