Documentary filmmaker Garrett Scott died of a heart attack while swimming March 2 in San Diego, Calif. He was 37.
Born in Munich, Scott was raised in San Diego and attended U.C. Santa Barbara and U. of Wisconsin.
His first docu was “Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story,” about a man who stole an Army tank and drove it through a local suburb.
His most recent docu was “Occupation: Dreamland,” co-directed with Ian Olds, a portrait of American soldiers deployed in Falluja, Iraq. The film won the Truer Than Fiction award at the recent Independent Spirit Awards and the Working Films award at the 2005 Full Frame Documentary Film Fest.
He had been working on a documentary about city politics in San Francisco in the 1970s and developing a docu to be shot in Afghanistan with Olds.
He is survived by his mother, his father, his stepmother, a brother and a sister.