Scot Morison has an MFA in creative writing from UBC. He spent five years as a literary arts program consultant and grants officer with Alberta Culture, was a creative writing instructor in the Professional Writing program at MacEwan University from 2003-2012 and has also taught for the Banff Centre and FAVA (Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta). He is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada and a past president of the Writers Guild of Alberta.
Scot has published journalism, short fiction and the novel Noble Sanctuary. He has won provincial and national awards for his prose but since 1995 has focused primarily in film and television. His drama credits include writing and story editing for the television series Jake and the Kid and Mentors, and the made-for-TV movie Hijack’d. Over the years he has developed and written series and long-form drama projects for almost every major Canadian broadcaster and the BBC.
Scot’s documentary credits include writing, story editing, directing and producing series and films for Bravo, Discovery, Omni, Bell TSN, CBC and Rogers Sportsnet.
Scot has received three AMPIA (Alberta Media Industry Production Association) Awards for his television and film writing, and won the Gold Remi Award at the 2007 Houston International Film Festival for documentary directing for Between the Stones and the Ocean: A Portrait of Rudy Wiebe.