What does the D stand for?
An Unfinished Ramble By Zack McDonald

Paul Scott.

The man with two first names.

Separated only by a D.

A capital D.

Flat on the back, round in the front.

"But what does this D stand for?" you ask.

"Tell us what the D means!" you plead.

Seven theories:

D = Drive

Paul with a project is not unlike a mad dog with a piece of raw meat.

It's not just that he wants to make it great.

He needs to make it great and he won't stop until it is.

D = Director

Most people know Paul from his outstanding commercial and personal photography work.

But more and more of us are waking up to the fact that he's blossomed into an excellent film director.

Watch any of his films and you'll see his unique eye and big, beating heart on the screen (not literally, that would be gross).

D = Departments

Studio Scott is a one-stop dream shop — a scalable hub — filled with a network of the best producers, creatives, strategists and connectors in the business.

Paul understands that it this industry is damn near unbearable without collaboration, trust and kindness.

In other words, the man understands deep in his bones that we are all on this roller coaster together.

D = Difficult

Don't get me wrong, Paul is a pleasure to work with (and have a beer [or three] with for that matter).

No, the D stands for difficult because the man is well-versed in the trials and tribulations of this tough business.

He attacks it with a relentlessly positive energy that makes even the grizzliest projects feel like a breeze.

D = Dam

Paul lives in Amsterdam with his wife, Ingrid Boekel, and their two children, Luke and Charlie.

He came to the city on a whim and quickly discovered it was all part of a masterplan of making great work with great people in a great city.

(Which isn't to say that he doesn't love to travel whenever the possibility presents itself.)

D = Decorated

Paul’s work has been featured in the CoBrA Museum of Modern Art, Stedelijk Museum, & the Belvedere Museum of Modern Art.

His work — both fine art and commercial — has been awarded, honored and celebrated around the world.

But all this hasn’t gone to his head. It’s just naturally big. The guy has a big head. Literally. Not metaphorically.

D = Do

Paul has done a lot and he wants to do more.

Be it photography or film, epic or intimate, personal or branded, the man will summon everything he's got (& everyone he knows) to make it a success.

In a world filled with big talkers and even bigger complainers, Paul is a one-of-a-kind do-er always ready to put his money where his mouth is.