Scott Derrickson is an American screenwriter, director, and a producer. Scott is known for his horror and superhero movies including The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Marvel’s
, etc. He took birth in Denver, Colorado, the USA on 16th July 1966.
He won many awards in the genre of horror including Movie Guide Awards Best Mature Film for
the Earth Stood Still. His works also got nominated for Saturn Awards, iHorror Awards, Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, and Catalonian International Film Festival.
The filmmaker got into the limelight in 2005 with The Exorcism of Emily Rose; it became one of his best works. He took birth in Denver, Colorado, the USA on 16th July 1966. He grew up in his hometown and graduated in Humanities from the Biola University.
He emphasized philosophy and literature during his studies. He did Master in Arts from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with an emphasis in film and theological studies. Scott married a Nurse in 1993, they both have two kids. In 1995, Scott worked on his first venture and released Love in the Ruins.
In 2005, he directed and wrote, The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It got him the Saturn Award Best Horror Film, and it also got nominated in ‘Top 100 Scariest Films’ by Chicago Film Critics Association. His next movie became even a big hit; in 2008 he released The Day the Earth Stood Still, it featured
in the lead role. Three years later in 2011, Scott with producer
, made the Sinister.
in the lead role. However, this movie did not earn much but got positive reviews. He wrote Sinister 2 but did not direct it. In the year 2014, Scott wrote the screenplay for Devil’s Knot; it got a World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival. He filmed and wrote several other films such as The Outer Limits, Deliver Us from Evil, etc. In 2016, Scott filmed Marvel Universe’s, Doctor Strange.
It became a super-hit both critically and commercially. Currently, Scott is working on a love story TV series under Blumhouse Productions; it is named ‘You Bury Me’ and will depict the war-torn Middle East in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.