Scott Aharoni

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Born (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 28)
Great Neck, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationBachelor of Science
Alma mater
  • Hofstra University
  • William A. Shine Great Neck South High School
Occupation
  • Film director
  • Producer
  • Editor
Years active2016-present
Parents
  • Glenn Aharoni (father)
  • Joyce Aharoni (mother)

Scott Aharoni (born January 4, 1994) is an American film director, producer, and editor who works as a team with his partner Dennis Latos. They both directed, produced, and edited the award-winning short film, Bardo.[1] Their film Bardo signed a three year distribution deal with Shorts TV as well as an additional distribution deal with Amazon Video.[2] Additionally, their latest short film, The Untimely Gift was a finalist at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Bermuda International Film Festival, both of which are Academy Awards qualifying film festivals.[3][4]

Early life

Aharoni was born in Great Neck, New York to his mother Joyce Aharoni, and his father, Glenn Aharoni, a lighting designer.[5] Aharoni attended Great Neck South Middle School where his fascination for magic and film began. After graduating William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, Aharoni was offered the Presidential Scholarship from the Honors College at Hofstra University.[6] At Hofstra, he pursued a Bachelor of Science in Film and Television Production, and was the only non-drama student to audition and be accepted into the Broadway and More! program. Through this program, Aharoni was able to build his skills as an actor and learned how to take proper direction from a director. This in turn, helped him understand the art of acting and directing as a whole, which enabled him to ultimately transition himself into an actor's director.[7][8] Throughout his time in film school, Aharoni was a freelance director, shooting music videos and experimental short films. It was then that Aharoni and his close friend of over a decade, Dennis Latos, decided to work together and form their own production company, Duo Entertainment.[9] As partners, Aharoni and Latos would go on to direct, produce, and edit all forms of visual content together. For his senior thesis film project, Aharoni and Latos embarked on their first short film together. They financed, directed, produced, and edited their first short film, Bardo. Bardo was entered into the 20th Annual Hofstra Film Festival and won the 1st Annual Golden Lion Award, which was awarded to the filmmaker of the year. Bardo also won awards for best in show, best director, best producer, and best editor.[10] Aharoni graduated Summa Cum Laude Latin Honors from the Honors College at Hofstra University in 2016.[11]

Career

On June 24, 2016, Bardo premiered at The Dolby Theater in New York City.[12] The film was accepted to 20 film festivals worldwide including Madrid International Film Festival, Cyprus International Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and Soho International Film Festival to name a few. The film won 8 awards and received 5 nominations including Independent Spirit Award at the Sedona International Film Festival in Sedona, AZ, Grand Jury Prize at the Watertown Film Festival in Watertown, NY, and Audience Choice Award as the Downtown Urban Arts Film Festival in NYC. Bardo has been screened in Greece, Cyprus, London, Madrid, Australia, and the United States.[1] Bardo additionally signed a three-year distribution deal with Shorts TV and shortly thereafter signed another distribution deal with Amazon Video.

Aharoni and Latos then met with Los Angeles based and student Emmy nominated screenwriter Arthur Panoyan to direct their next short film, The Untimely Gift. On October 13, 2017 the film was screened at the Director's Guild of America Theatre in New York City with an audience of over 500 people. The film was accepted to the Academy qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival and Bermuda International Film Festival.

Filmography

As director

Film

Year Title Director Producer Editor Screenwriter Notes
2016 Bardo Yes Yes Yes No Short film
2017 The Untimely Gift Yes Yes Yes No Short film

Accolades

Film festival awards

Year Award Film Festival Nominated work Result
2018 Best Short Film (shared with Dennis Latos) Rhode Island International Film Festival The Untimely Gift Nominated[4]
2018 Best Short Film (shared with Dennis Latos) Bermuda International Film Festival The Untimely Gift Nominated [3]
2017 Independent Spirit Award (shared with Scott Aharoni) Sedona International Film Festival Bardo Won[13]
2017 Grand Jury Prize (shared with Scott Aharoni) Snowtown Film Festival Bardo Won[14]
2017 Audience Choice Award (shared with Scott Aharoni) Downtown Urban Arts International Film Festival Bardo Won [1]
2017 Best In Show (shared with Scott Aharoni) 20th Annual Hofstra Film Festival Bardo Won [1]
2017 Best Director (shared with Scott Aharoni) 20th Annual Hofstra Film Festival Bardo Won [1]
2017 Best Editor (shared with Scott Aharoni) 20th Annual Hofstra Film Festival Bardo Won [1]
2017 Best Producer (shared with Scott Aharoni) 20th Annual Hofstra Film Festival Bardo Won [1]
2017 Golden Lion (shared with Scott Aharoni) 20th Annual Hofstra Film Festival Bardo Won[15]
2017 Best Director (shared with Scott Aharoni) Madrid International Film Festival Bardo Nominated[16]
2017 Best Editor (shared with Scott Aharoni) Madrid International Film Festival Bardo Nominated[16]
2017 Best Short Film (shared with Scott Aharoni) LA Cinefest Bardo Nominated
2017 Best Short (shared with Scott Aharoni) Golden Door International Film Festival Bardo Nominated[17]

In the media

     

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 http://www.qgazette.com/news/2017-03-08/Features/Bardo_Takes_Film_Festival_Awards.html
  2. "About ShortsTV the home of short films".
  3. 3.0 3.1 "BIFF Announce Short Films Selected For Festival". February 4, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ZoneFestival". prog.tsharp.xyz.
  5. "lightsondesign.net". www.lightsondesign.net.
  6. Bollettieri, Mara (December 9, 2015). "Scott Aharoni: A Filmmaker On The Rise".
  7. "The Strategic Artist -". April 2, 2018.
  8. "First-Year Connections: Seminars | Hofstra | New York". www.hofstra.edu.
  9. Nikic, Joe (January 24, 2017). "'The Duo' seeks future in Hollywood".
  10. "Senior Thesis Films – Hofstra University Film Program".
  11. "Hofstra University" (PDF). hofstra.edu/. Retrieved April 20, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ArbitalJacoby, Sheri. "Young GN Filmmaker Walks The Red Carpet". The Great Neck Record. The Great Neck Record.
  13. "Sedona Film Fest Audience Awards Good Fortune". The Sedona Eye. The Sedona Eye. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  14. Thornton, Craig. ""Bardo" wins Grand Prize at Snowtown Film Festival". WWNYTV. Wwnytv.com. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  15. Barsamian, Tony. "Bardo Takes Film Festival Awards". The Queens Gazette. The Queens Gazette. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Madrid International Film Festival, ES (2017)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  17. "Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City". Facebook.com. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

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