We had the good fortune of connecting with A.D. Scott and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi A.D., Let’s talk about principles and values – what matters to you most?
For me, it’s staying grounded in my own truth and morals, and having the courage of my convictions to stay the path of my own vision. We are all given different visions to reach our own independent goals, so it’s important to not allow anyone else’s opinions or ways of doing things to interfere with your own.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been a professional working actor for the last 9 years. The journey hasn’t been easy at all, but I still love the grind. There’s been lots of No’s, letdowns, canceled projects, and disappointments, which is why it’s so rewarding whenever you do achieve certain levels of success. It never feels like “work” when you’re passionate about what you do, but the beauty is in learning from your mistakes and enjoying the process of sharpening your craft.

As a Director, I’ve learned to trust that my vision is unique to myself only, and that allowed me to gain the confidence needed to exhaust every opportunity to creatively bring that vision to life. I feel the same as an Actor as well. We all have a different set of eyes for a reason, so it’s up to you to dig deep to tell the story through your eyes as only you can.

At this very moment, I’m proud of the work I’ve been able to do and my growth over the course of the years. By the end of the year, I will have all of these projects released and available for streaming:
“Mojo Savage”, “Older Man Younger Woman”, “A Christmas Miracle”, and “Knee Deep”.
Here are the projects dropping so far for 2024:
“Kingsmen”, “Promiscuously Toxic”, “Creep”, and “Ten Toes Down”.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh we definitely gotta hit up a few spots to eat for sure! I’m from Louisiana, so first on that list is a place with authentic Creole food called “Crescent City Daiquiri & Creole Cafe” in Waxahachie, TX. Another place is called “Mr. Cajun’s Daiquiri” in Forney, TX.

As far as hanging out, we’d have to do something that’s more of my speed, like “The Smoking Jacket” cigar lounge in Cedar Hill, TX.

Outside of that, I’m sure there would be an early movie premiere we could checkout from people who I would consider as quality independent filmmakers in the DFW metroplex.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
For starters, I would like to shoutout my wife Shanesha Scott for not only providing the love and encouragement, but also inspiring me to keep pushing to reach newer heights with the successes of her business ventures.

I would also like to shoutout DeMarcus Bailey for his mentorship and providing me significant opportunities to progress in my craft as a Director. He provided me with my first opportunity to direct a feature film, and I now have a total of 5 films under the JF Bailey Films umbrella.

Lastly, I would like to shoutout Benet Embry for his support and mentorship. I’ve had the opportunity to gain more knowledge and insight as a filmmaker, as well as the favorable circumstance to help contribute to a project from beginning to end.

Website: imdb.me/adscott

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Image Credits
Otis Clayborne, Ted Ramasola, GK Films, JF Bailey Films, Al Blaq Films, Clearwater Productions

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