Scott Fivelson is the writer/director of Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story, a Hollywood biopic starring Lenny Von Dohlen as legendary director, "Oskar Knight". The film won Scott Fivelson the "Breakthrough Director Spotlight" award at the 2016 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.
Fivelson is a screenwriter, fiction writer, playwright, and songwriter from Los Angeles. Born in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University. He has written short stories and satirical pieces for Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. Weekly, Tales from the Heart of Hollywood, and other publications. He is the author of the one-act plays, Dial L for Latch-Key and Leading the Witness, published by Hen House Press. He is also the author of the novel, Tuxes,which was published by BeachSide Press, and which was also released in a French e-edition from Polymancer Studios, Inc.
His short story in paperback and ebook form, Johnny Passe, also appears in the anthology, Fiction Noir, both published by Hen House Press.
As a screenwriter, his films also include American Reel, starring David Carradine, Michael Maloney, and Mariel Hemingway; and 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun, starring James Wilder, Joaquim de Almeida, Rudolf Martin, and Richard Edson. He won the "Best Screenwriter" award for 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (a.k.a. Three Holes, Two Brads, and a Smoking Gun) at the 2014 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. The film also won the "Red Dirt Award (Grand Jury)" prize at the 2014 Red Dirt International Film Festival, and "Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film" at the 2014 Laughlin International Film Festival.
Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story features a wide-ranging ensemble including Margaret O'Brien, Joaquim de Almeida, Julianna Guill, Kristina Anapau, and many other stars who share their memories and feelings about the legendary director.
His one-act plays, Dial L for Latch-Key and Leading the Witness, have been performed at the Upstairs at The Gatehouse theatre in Highgate Village, London, England, starring James Torme, and at The Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco, presented by Off Broadway West.
His Dial L for Latch-Key: The Radio Play has been released as an audiobook by Blackstone Audio. This radio play version, which he directed, has been broadcast on Resonance FM radio in London.
Fivelson's short story, "A Farewell to Legs" — Hemingway-esque prose about a jogger in a marathon across Africa — has also been published as an audiobook by Blackstone Audio. A Farewell to Legs is read by the actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.
As a songwriter, his most recent jazz album is Awesome in New York, featuring Mishka Spiro and Zane Musa. His poetry has been read on WMNR Fine Arts Radio.