Scott Lyon’s love of filmmaking stems from his passion for photography. He studied Graphics at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, where he specialized in photography. He quickly found success working as a fashion photographer; winning the Vogue Young Photography Award in his first year of graduation.
British editorial soon came knocking at his door: he rapidly became a favorite with leading- edge cultural trend-setters including ID, The Face, Arena, Dazed & Confused as well as international editorial for Glamour, Jalouse, French/German/Japanese Vogue and Vogue Homme. During this time, Scott also shot advertising campaigns for Whistles, Levis, Lynx and Jigsaw.
While forging a career for himself as a fashion photographer, Scott started experimenting with the moving image. He was soon accepted by a leading music video production company and was nominated as Best New Director at CADs in his first year of joining, and won Best Director at CADs in 2006.
Scott has worked with the zeitgeist of his generation including Kasbian, Franz Ferdinand, Razorlight, Kaiser Chiefs, The Zutons, Mark Ronson, Moby (promo nominated at Raindance Film Festival for ‘Find My Baby’), Magic Numbers, Bloc Party, Tori Amos, and Victoria Beckham.
From music videos, Scott transitioned into commercial filmmaking and in 2008 his VW spot was applauded with a Bronze Lion in Cannes. His fresh talent was then celebrated in the Saatchi & Saatchi Young Directors Showcase. In 2009, his Honda spot won multiple Clio Awards as well as silver at the 2010 BTA Awards, where he also won silvers for VW and DFT.
His spot Nike “Control” won Gold for sound design at the 2012 Clio Awards. In 2013, Scott directed spots for clients such as Adidas, Audi, Nissan and PlayStation. His Lurpak “Weave Your Magic” won a Silver Film Lion at the 2013 Cannes Lions.
Recently Scott has directed spots for HSBC, Nissan, HP, and E.On. His 2017 Sky Television promo starring Thierry Henry inspired the Daily Mirror to call it “the greatest thing in the history of the universe.”