Winter Road Trip December 2021-January 2022

24 Days spent traversing the western United States. Over 3,600 miles exploring this beautiful country – living out of Jeep Wrangler – alone. It’s one of the most incredible experiences I have had, and a true adventure. Including the part where I got stuck in the mountains – off a side road embankment – in 4 feet of snow – 40 miles from the nearest human – no cell service – in 12 degree weather… for 2 days. Alone. Scariest moment of my life. You can hear about that here. <<<

For more photos go to my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scottdbender/

Here is a sample:

‘Imaginary Friends’ Proof of Concept shoot

A couple months back I saw a posting about a comedic proof of concept short. They were casting the 4 leads – and I knew I was perfect for one of the roles. I emailed casting (maybe more than once) and my persistence paid off. They sent my materials to the directors (one of whom is the writer of Van Wilder, and Girl Next Door) and they loved my reel. They skipped the audition and gave me a straight to chemistry read with a few actresses – and I booked the part. It was a highlight of my career – and a moment where it shows – in this business – you have to do everything you can to try and fight for what you want – and should the opportunity arise – knock it out of the fucking park. So grateful for this experience and hoping it can turn into something in 2022.

The main cast is myself, Soleil Moon Frye, Josh Banday, and Ayden Skye.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16368900/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

’32 Weeks’ Premieres Nov. 12th.

32 Weeks is an independent film I was lucky enough to be cast in as a lead character, and am incredibly proud of how the film turned out.

You can view the film here until the last week of November.

The log line: After a car accident leaves a young woman with amnesia, she is torn between the new man in her life that she can’t remember and her ex who she can’t forget.

32 Weeks is officially live on IMDb:  Link is here

The film premiered on November 12th at two film festivals:

Fort Lauderdale Film Festival here  Rome International Film Festival (Rome, Georgia) here

A New “About” Section + Road Trips

With Hollywood slowly opening its doors, I figured my ‘about me’ section was due for an update. Something a little more captivating, a little more narrative, a little more me.

You can click above where it says “About” or click here and give it a read.

A little log line: I discovered acting at an all boys summer camp when I was 12 years old because the camp play got to travel across the lake to the girls camp AND get McDonald’s on their way back. You spend 4 weeks in the woods and trust me, you’ll do just about anything for nuggets. Even sign up to be in a musical with zero singing ability and no acting experience… #NuggLife

It also talks about my love of adventure, and with 2020 being what it is, I’ve spent more time on my couch than I would like to admit… however, I did have a breaking moment and packed up my Jeep for a 2 week road trip through Utah and Colorado. A few weeks later I camped for a week in Mammoth Lakes (highly recommend!), and with fall arriving the other day, I’m thinking it may be time for round two (just have to decide where) to see the changing of the leaves. Here’s some photos from the trips I took back in April/May and July along with a 3 week stint back in St. Louis and a trip to the Ozarks.

Well that’s all for now… hope everyone is staying safe, mentally and physically. It’s been a lot of ups and downs, a year of internal review and really understanding to find peace in the stillness… it’s a work in progress.

Be kind. Adventure often.

Happy Fall 2020.