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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Garrett Scott, 1969-2006
All of us here at First Run/Icarus Films are shocked and saddened at the stunning news that filmmaker Garrett Scott died last Thursday, March 2, at age 37. A documentarian whose career was on the rise, whose probing films were shown at festivals and art houses internationally, Garrett had a cardiac arrest while swimming in the municipal pool in his hometown of Coronado (San Diego County). Garrett had planned to attend the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, where the 2005 film he made about U.S. soldiers in Iraq, Occupation: Dreamland, won the Truer than Fiction Award. His co-director, Ian Olds, accepted and dedicated the prize to his late friend and colleague. "Garrett was someone with a very powerful and unique mind,'' said Olds, who first collaborated with Mr. Scott on the 2002 documentary CUL DE SAC: A SUBURBAN WAR STORY.

CUL DE SAC was praised for its conceptual breadth and unorthodox visual style. It was inspired by the true-life tale of a San Diego speed freak who stole an Army tank and smashed up a suburban neighborhood before police shot him dead. Mr. Scott had recently received a master's degree in literature from the University of Wisconsin and had just returned home when the dramatic event occurred. Until then, he had never thought of making films. "I was having doubts about an academic career,'' Mr. Scott told Filmmaker magazine in 2002. "Then, when this guy stole the tank, something just clicked."

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