Scott Aaron Hartmann, Academic Chair – New York Film Academy - Abu Dhabi campus, is a filmmaker and storyteller who proudly earned an MFA in Film Production with an emphasis on directing from Chapman University. Scott has written and directed a long list of short films, commercials and music videos. Scott’s independent short films have screened at festivals all over the world, garnering a number of awards. He has been fortunate enough too been able to direct many great performers, including Joseph Runningfox (Geronimo, Ravenous) and the late Misty Upham (Frozen River, August: Osage County). While developing his own projects Scott has found great pleasure and satisfaction recently sharing his knowledge by teaching directing and screenwriting to future filmmakers. He’s come to appreciate the idea that if you want to understand something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.
Name: Scott Aaron Hartmann
Lives in: Salem, Oregon
Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Story Analyst, Actor, Acting Teacher, Studio Teacher and Script Consultant
Chapman University (Orange, CA)