Scott Kinnamon / Founder of Skew Media
Scott is also the first person I chose to be a part of my series on Pavers. Why? For one, he is dedicated to the idea that our stories make up who we are and how we perceive the world. In fact, it's pretty hard to miss the word "STORY" that is literally tattooed on Scott's left wrist.
I am fascinated by Scott's passion to "engage and partner with people in a way that helps bring them into the deep end," using the art of story and film to bring it all to life.
As an educator, Scott has been conducting film workshops for teens, ages 12 - 17, for many years now. It is unbelievable how he is able to partner with these teens to create and produce stories that are true masterpieces of emotion, philosophy and existential thinking.
I would definitely encourage anyone to visit the portfolio page of Scott's website to view some of these amazing teen film narratives for yourself. Some of these films will have you laughing or sobbing, and all of them will spark your curiousity and thinking.
According to Scott, "so many adults are afraid of teenagers," yet they are more willing to wrestle with the big issues in life "in a big way." They have so much story to tell and Scott collaborates with them to bring these stories to light.
So, how did Scott pave his way? Watch this video to find out.
This Is How Scott Kinnamon Paves His Way