R. Scott Leisk (born on September 27 1971, Jacksonville, Florida, USA) is an award winning American film director and writer. Scott was born in Florida but grew up in Houston, Texas. He has always had an affinity towards movies and played around with his parents' Super 8 camera as a child making home movies.

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R. Scott Leisk
BornSeptember 27 1971
Jackson Ville, Florida, USA
EducationUniversity of Texas, Austin
Years active2007-Present
AwardsBest Narrative Feature

Colossal Youth (2018) Shared with: Aaron Lee Lopez (Producer)

WorldFest Houston 2014 Winner Platinum Remi Award Independent Theatrical Feature Films & Videos - Action / Adventure

Mahogany Sunrise (2014)

Early lifeEdit

He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin [1]with a BS in Radio, TV, Film (RTF). While attending college he was inspired to become a filmmaker after studying the films of the great French and Italian filmmakers of the 1960s. It was then that he saw the potential of film beyond just entertainment but as an art form.


He wrote and directed the dramatic short film entitled 'Last Night I Fell Again'. The film garnered enthusiastic reviews for its interesting take on a relationship and praise for its visual style. His first feature film 'Mahogany Sunrise' is a stylistic, lovers on the run tale with themes greed, chance encounters and pursuing your dreams. The film won a Platinum REMI award in the Action/Adventure category at the 47th annual World Fest Houston International Film Festival. The film had it's international debut at the 6th Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland. His movie, 'Colossal Youth' is a coming of age, romantic comedy drama. Set in the senior year of high school, four friends navigate life and love, worrying about their unknown futures but that doesn't stop them from having plenty of teenage escapades. The film won the Audience Award for Best Picture at the 24th San Antonio Film Festival 2018. The film was picked up by Shoreline Entertainment as a sales representative with a projected 2019 release date. He has written multiple screenplays that are in various stages of development and investment.

His screenplay 'Hacienda' was a 2018 Page International Screenwriting Awards Quarter Finalist. Hacienda was also an official selection to the 6th Oaxaca Film Fest 2015 Global Script challenge. His revenge action drama screenplay 'Sirena' was a selected to the 7th Oaxaca Film Fest Global Script challenge.


  1. ^ University of Texas, Austin