The Filmmakers
Scott Ray Becker

Scott Ray Becker is a filmmaker whose work focuses on individuals & social causes outside of the mainstream. Becker has produced and directed numerous documentaries & environmental promotions.
Starr Sutherland
Starr Sutherland won a Handy Award for his television documentary on blues musician Percy Mayfield. Sutherland won the first-ever Clio Award for Interactive Advertising He also won the DVD Association’s Excellence Award of his work with The Residents/Cryptic Corp.  
He is currently producing documentaries on environmental sail boat designer Tom Wylie and public artist, Buster Simpson.
Director Scott ray Becker is an accomplished filmmaker who has produced and directed
non-fiction documentary projects since 1991 with S-Ray Video. Mr. Becker has a Masters Degree
in Urban Studies (MUS) from Portland State University and Bachelor of Science in Finance
 from Santa Clara University. Mr. Becker co-founded the environmental art & media group,
Orlo, in Portland, Oregon in 1992.
In 2003, he co-founded Collective Eye Films with filmmaker Taggart Siegel, a non-profit film
production & distribution company that creates and distributes socially relevant documentaries for broadcast and theatrical release. Mr. Becker was Co-Producer for Collective Eye's first film,the ITVS licensed film, THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN.
In 2008, Mr Becker founded the non-profit organization, Black Dog Art Ensemble, to further the distribution and enhance the educational component of Black Dog Running.
In 2002, Mr. Becker premiered his documentary Gridlocker’s Paradox at the Portland Art Museum’s
N.W Film Study Center. In this film, Becker began his examination of what it means for an artist to become creatively closed downed or “gridlocked”. Questions of authenticity, creative freedom
and loss of self have been the marrow of many of Mr. Becker’s evocative films. Black Dog Running
is an extension of Mr. Becker’s past body of documentary film.
Other film projects by Mr. Becker: Projecting Karl: Homage to Artist Karl Schomberg, 2001
and Messie: Dark Secrets of the Willamette, 2003, have penetrated these obtuse subjects with a curious and a creative ingenuity.
Associate Producers
Amber Smiley
Kat Bachart
Rick LeCompte
Greg Sirota
Ellen Bruno
Story Consultants
Jay Rosenblatt
Nathanial Dorsky
Eric Neudel
Sound Design/Mix
James LeBrecht
On-line Editor
Jesse Spencer
Production Company
Collective Eye, inc, San Francisco, CA.
Black Dog Art Ensemble, Portland, OR.
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