Scott Faris

Scott Faris is the co-director, cinematographer and editor of Impossible Town (Mountainfilm 2023). He grew up in West Virginia and was a wide-eyed rube at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts before teaching fifth grade on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. After working as a video producer for various educational nonprofits, Faris co-founded Universe Creative, an LA-based documentary production company, with his friend and long-time colleague Meg Griffiths. Faris enjoys stories that challenge conventional wisdom and preconceived notions about people and places often overlooked by popular media. He is proud to have visited all 50 U.S. states. He is a 2021 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant winner.