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Associated Film:
Pay or Die

Scott Alexander Ruderman


Co-Director, Pay or Die

Scott Ruderman lives with type 1 diabetes and is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer whose work has been screened in film festivals around the world as well as on Netflix, BBC, HBO, A&E, Hulu, and Discovery +. Scott’s documentary short, Piano Craftsman, premiered at Big Sky Documentary Festival and Mountain Film Festival and won the best director award at Madrid Art Film Festival. Scott’s recent cinematography credits include Andy Warhol’s America (2022), and a BBC mini-series, Chasing Ghislaine (2021). His cinematography work can also be seen on HBO Max’s The Crime of the Century (2021), Netflix’s (Un)well (2020), and Hulu’s Taste the Nation (2020), which was nominated for an IFP Gotham Award. Ruderman’s producing credits include Unanswered Ives, which was awarded the Czech Crystal at the 2019 Golden Prague International Film Festival, and Whiter Shade of Terror, a film about the global spread of anti-muslim rhetoric and an increasingly violent white supremacy movement. Most recently, Scott was a producer on the film Rock Chicks, an upcoming documentary that tells the stories of women in rock’n’roll. Ruderman holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts.