Oak Light Films is a video production company founded by filmmaker and photographer Ali Scattergood. Oak Light Films is a full service video production company specializing in non-fiction storytelling for the commercial and entertainment sectors. We’ve worked with clients all over the country and are available for work worldwide.
Ali has over a decade of experience working in the video production and photography field, working with some of the leading industry professionals. In 2008, she Co-Directed a documentary film in partnership with the Martha Graham Dance Company in NYC and Interlochen Arts Academy’s Dance department that circulated the film festival circuit and was used by the Martha Graham Dance Company for promotional purposes. In 2012, she presented her photography work internationally at the Paris Photo portfolio review session, a partnered event with the Paris Photo Exhibition, which was then published in the 2012 Lens PhotoFlo catalog. She has worked for Ken Burns and his teams on several projects. Most recently, she was the Assistant Producer and Assistant Editor on Ken Burns’ film “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, and Science” a 2 hour film on the history and legacy of the Mayo Clinic which aired nationally on PBS September 2018. Other films she’s worked with Ken Burns include Emmy nominated series “The Emperor of All Maladies: The story of Cancer”, “The Life and Times of Jackie Robinson”, “The Address”, and “The Vietnam War” Series.
Ali's work has taken her into surgical amphitheaters documenting open heart surgeries, photographing alpaca farms in rural Maine, to meeting and photographing the Dalai Lama during a private interview session, to digging through archive houses full of history's most cherished mementos.
Currently, Ali is producing an independent feature length documentary film titled “Velvet Citizen” about a Czech gentleman’s journey pursuing his dream sailing around the world. This dream he manages to keep alive even after living through communist rule in the Czech Republic. More information can be found about the film on its website at www.velvetcitizen.com.
Oak Light Films has several projects currently in production including a web series highlighting woman and people of color (POC) in the southeast Seattle community, a project funded by the city of Seattle in efforts to share and celebrate the stories of this richly diverse community.