Scott Free Productions, founded in 1995, is the film and television production vehicle of acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott. In the 25 years since Scott Free was formed, the company has earned over 100 Emmy nominations with 22 wins, and 28 Golden Globe nominations for its television projects.
Current productions include the HBO Max sci-fi epic, RAISED BY WOLVES, the first-ever American television series helmed by Ridley Scott, a drama about androids raising human children in an outer space colony; THE GOOD FIGHT, the critically-acclaimed CBS All Access spin-off of THE GOOD WIFE recently ordered to season five; an inventive heist anthology series, JIGSAW, to shoot in 2021 for Netflix; the investigative drama series THE BEAST MUST DIE for U.K.’s Britbox, starring Jared Harris, and an upcoming adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic GREAT EXPECTATIONS for FX/BBC1.
Other hailed Scott Free television productions include the THE HOT ZONE, the highest-rated scripted series in National Geographic channel’s history; four seasons of Amazon’s epic drama, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE; two seasons of the AMC psychological horror series, THE TERROR; Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated, Peabody-winning drama, THE GOOD WIFE, which ran on CBS for seven seasons; the network series adaptation of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE, for Fox network; two seasons of the eponymous series adaptation of George Pendle’s book STRANGE ANGEL on CBS All Access; the BAFTA-winning TABOO for FX/BBC1; and an adaption of Charles Dickens’ classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis that premiered in December 2019 on FX/BBC1. Other notable long form programs include the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH for Starz; WORLD WITHOUT END for Reelz; Emmy-nominated INTO THE STORM for HBO; Emmy-nominated THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and COMA for A&E; the Golden Globe-nominated THE COMPANY at TNT; and a feature-length digital series for X-Box/Microsoft, HALO: NIGHTFALL. Acclaimed non-fiction programs include CNN’s CRIMES OF THE CENTURY; and longform documentaries such as the Emmy-winning special GETTYSBURG for History Channel; Hulu’s RE: GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT, directed by Amir Bar-Lev; I AM DYING, directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin for National Geographic; and Apple’s CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES, which opened the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
The company is also responsible for some of the most successful films ever made – including TOP GUN, GLADIATOR, BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN, AMERICAN GANGSTER, THELMA AND LOUISE, BLACK HAWK DOWN, TRUE ROMANCE, SPY GAME, MAN ON FIRE, and DAYS OF THUNDER. Scott Free films have received over 60 Academy Award® nominations.
Recent films include Wash Westmoreland’s EARTHQUAKE BIRD for Netflix, starring Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough and Jack Huston; James Kent’s THE AFTERMATH, starring Kiera Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard and Jason Clarke; and Jake Scott’s AMERICAN WOMAN, starring Sienna Miller and Christina Hendricks. Other films include; the Academy Award® nominated and critically-acclaimed box office phenomenon THE MARTIAN starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain; the football drama CONCUSSION starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin; Ridley Scott’s ALIEN: COVENANT, starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup; BLADE RUNNER 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling; MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh opposite Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer; Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg; Rowan Joffe’s psychological thriller BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth; Kevin Macdonald’s crowdsourced documentary LIFE IN A DAY; and Drake Doremus’ ZOE, starring Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux. Upcoming films include Ridley Scott’s THE LAST DUEL, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck; Chase Palmer’s directorial debut A NAKED SINGULARITY, starring John Boyega; the highly anticipated MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS sequel DEATH ON THE NILE, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh with Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot also set to star; Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s OUR FRIEND, starring Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck; Max Winkler’s JUNGLELAND starring Charlie Hunnam, Jack O’Connell and Jessica Barden; as well as the recently announced Andrés Baiz’ thriller PANOPTICON; Alice Gu’s documentary THE DONUT KING; and an untitled project surrounding the Gucci family fashion dynasty and the murder of Maurizio Gucci, in which Lady Gaga will star as Patrizia Reggiani, his ex-wife.
With offices in Los Angeles and London, Scott Free works closely with RSA Films, one of the world’s largest and most successful commercial production houses.