Bio
Timothy Scott Ennis
Having experienced creative success as a poet, Scott is now focusing his creativity on screenwriting. Scott believes firmly in the statement: “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” ― Henry David Thoreau
Scott has stood up to live in the following ways:
Raised all over the USA due to his father's service in the US Navy: Washington, Hawaii, Connecticut, Virginia, California, Idaho, and Utah.
Spent 2 years in South Africa at the end of apartheid, 1985-1987.
13 years service in the US Army, including Airborne Special Forces. Stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Ft. Benning, Georgia, and Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
Earned a BA in English Literature, 1993 from Weber State University.
Worked as a technology project manager for 20 years.
Competed in Ironman triathlon and Boston Marathon both in 2009.
Presented poetry and related papers at several academic conferences including: The National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Weber State University, Intersections, University of California, Irvine, and Renovations, University of Nevada, Reno.
Poetry Published by McGraw-Hill and internationally commissioned by Faidon Design, Sweden.
Survived a near-fatal accident in 2010 and sustained and lives with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Currently pursuing an MFA online in screenwriting from Academy of Art University.
Lives next to the Pacific Ocean in Ocean Shores, Washington with his wife and two daughters.
Written more sonnets than Shakespeare and now working on writing more screenplays than Shakespeare's plays.
Filmmaking is the way I want to tell my stories. In high-school and college I was very interested in poetry. I eventually published my poetry in print and online, but still searched for a way to communicate my creative voice. I like the sound of lyric poetry and decided to write one more sonnet than Shakespeare. He is credited with 154 sonnets, plus those that appear in the dialogue of his plays. In 2011 I was at about 850 sonnets composed! Deciding that I needed a new goal, I enrolled in an online graduate program to attempt my MFA in screenwriting with the goal of eventually writing more screenplays than Shakespeare wrote plays! Having been a Green Beret soldier in the U.S. Army, I tend to be more about action than just writing for others. Therefore, I’ve discovered the joy of planning, writing, directing, shooting, and editing my stories. I believe in Thoreau’s words: “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” Besides my military service, I have stood up to live as a competitive athlete. I completed the Ironman Triathlon, the Boston Marathon, and a myriad other
endurance races. In 2010, while training, I was struck by a car while riding my bicycle. I spent a week in a coma and months in ICU, followed by a year in rehabilitative medical facilities. I have viewed this experience as a call to action to complete my storytelling goals. I see screenwriting as a good start to a storytelling career. I also see it as a good lead-in to directing motion pictures. I have learned vast amounts about cinematic storytelling in graduate school as well as my own attempts at filmmaking. I believe pursuing film festival opportunities such as yours will provide me with the direction I need to create well-crafted stories that the world wants and needs.
  • Writer (42 Credits)
    Broken Heart
    Short, Student
    Feed My Sheep
    Student, Short Script
    Feed My Sheep (7)
    Student, Screenplay, Short Script
    Finding Rings
    Student, Screenplay, Short Script
    NVFF Pitch of The Outside Curtains
    Screenplay, Treatment, Other
    The Outside Curtains
    Student, Screenplay
    The Rich Young Man
    Student, Screenplay, Short Script
    The Sórok
    Student, Screenplay, Treatment, Other
    Rainbow Song2018
    Animation, Music Video, Short
    Walking on Water2018
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    2 min Song of Waterfall2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Ah Sunflower2017
    Music Video
    Ah Sunflower (3 min)2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Fire Sonnet2017
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Fire Sonnet (with music)2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Magical Matryoshka2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Marijuana Sonnet2017
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    Peter Iredale2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Poverty2017
    Short, Student
    Revelatification2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Scott Ennis Self Portrait (Fantasy and Reality)2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Student, Short
    Similarities of Annabel Lee and Anna Karenina2017
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Tarot Dichotomy2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    The Hope of Water2017
    Short
    Broken Heart (caps)2016
    Short, Student
    Broken Heart 602016
    Short, Student, Other
    Coffee2016
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
    Dichotomous Beach2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Finding Copalis2016
    Student, Short
    Head of Wine2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Not A Matryoshka2016
    Short
    Not A Matryoshka micro-short2016
    Short
    Painted Broken Heart2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Painted Vasilisa2016
    Experimental, Short
    Riesling Kiss2016
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Song of Waterfall2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    The Outside Curtains synopsis/trailer2016
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
    The Outside Curtains trailer2016
    Other
    The Sonnet That I Am2016
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Vasilisa's Doll2016
    Short, Student
    Vino Veritas2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Tripartite Waterfall Journey2015
    Documentary, Student
  • Director (41 Credits)
    Broken Heart
    Short, Student
    Rainbow Song2018
    Animation, Music Video, Short
    Sad Floor2018
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Walking on Water2018
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    2 min Song of Waterfall2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Ah Sunflower2017
    Music Video
    Ah Sunflower (3 min)2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    All of Everything2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Fire Sonnet2017
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Fire Sonnet (with music)2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    High Up2017
    Music Video
    Magical Matryoshka2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Marijuana Sonnet2017
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    Peter Iredale2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Poverty2017
    Short, Student
    Revelatification2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Scott Ennis Self Portrait (Fantasy and Reality)2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Student, Short
    Similarities of Annabel Lee and Anna Karenina2017
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Tarot Dichotomy2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    The Course2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    The Hope of Water2017
    Short
    Broken Heart (caps)2016
    Short, Student
    Broken Heart 602016
    Short, Student, Other
    Coffee2016
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
    Dichotomous Beach2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Finding Copalis2016
    Student, Short
    Flaxman's Dante2016
    Experimental
    Head of Wine2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Mare Sortem2016
    Experimental, Music Video, Student
    Not A Matryoshka2016
    Short
    Not A Matryoshka micro-short2016
    Short
    Painted Broken Heart2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Painted Vasilisa2016
    Experimental, Short
    Riesling Kiss2016
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Song of Waterfall2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    The Outside Curtains trailer2016
    Other
    The Sonnet That I Am2016
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Vasilisa's Doll2016
    Short, Student
    Vino Veritas2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Hope after TBI2015
    Documentary, Short
    Tripartite Waterfall Journey2015
    Documentary, Student
  • Producer (39 Credits)
    Broken Heart
    Short, Student
    Rainbow Song2018
    Animation, Music Video, Short
    Walking on Water2018
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    2 min Song of Waterfall2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Ah Sunflower2017
    Music Video
    Ah Sunflower (3 min)2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    All of Everything2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Fire Sonnet2017
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Fire Sonnet (with music)2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Magical Matryoshka2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Marijuana Sonnet2017
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    Peter Iredale2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Poverty2017
    Short, Student
    Revelatification2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Scott Ennis Self Portrait (Fantasy and Reality)2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Student, Short
    Similarities of Annabel Lee and Anna Karenina2017
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Tarot Dichotomy2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    The Course2017
    Music Video, Short, Student
    The Hope of Water2017
    Short
    Broken Heart (caps)2016
    Short, Student
    Broken Heart 602016
    Short, Student, Other
    Coffee2016
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
    Dichotomous Beach2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Finding Copalis2016
    Student, Short
    Flaxman's Dante2016
    Experimental
    Head of Wine2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Not A Matryoshka2016
    Short
    Not A Matryoshka micro-short2016
    Short
    Painted Broken Heart2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Painted Vasilisa2016
    Experimental, Short
    Riesling Kiss2016
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Song of Waterfall2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    The Outside Curtains trailer2016
    Other
    The Sonnet That I Am2016
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Vasilisa's Doll2016
    Short, Student
    Vino Veritas2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Way Down In Bethlehem (music video)2016
    Music Video
    Hope after TBI2015
    Documentary, Short
    Tripartite Waterfall Journey2015
    Documentary, Student
  • Acting (18 Credits)
    Walking on Water2018
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    Marijuana Sonnet2017
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
    Poverty2017
    Short, Student
    Scott Ennis Self Portrait (Fantasy and Reality)2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Student, Short
    Similarities of Annabel Lee and Anna Karenina2017
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Tarot Dichotomy2017
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Head of Wine2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Not A Matryoshka2016
    Short
    Not A Matryoshka micro-short2016
    Short
    Painted Broken Heart2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Painted Vasilisa2016
    Experimental, Short
    Riesling Kiss2016
    Music Video, Short, Student
    Song of Waterfall2016
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    The Sonnet That I Am2016
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student
    Vasilisa's Doll2016
    Short, Student
    Vino Veritas2016
    Experimental, Short, Student
    Hope after TBI2015
    Documentary, Short
    Tripartite Waterfall Journey2015
    Documentary, Student
  • Author (6 Credits)
    Ah! Sunflower2016
    Song
    Riesling Kiss song2016
    Song
    Song of the Airborne2016
    Music Video
    Sweet Flowers2016
    Song
    Way Down In Bethlehem (song)2016
    Song
    Ah! Sunflower2004
    Song
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