Nova Scott-James is a filmmaker, artist and creative coach from Harlem, NYC.
Her childhood experiences of being flooded with the sounds and culture of jazz has impacted her creative aesthetic greatly as her work honors improvisation, altered states of consciousness, ritual and collaboration.
Nova is an adjunct instructor at the NYU Tisch School of The Arts teaching filmmaking in intensive programs for high school students. Two of her short films have played at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in the New York African Film Festival: Handmade in Thamaga, a documentary short about a women’s pottery collective in Botswana, and My Third Eye, a narrative short about a young girl’s spiritual awakening after being sexually abused by a family member.
Nova is also a reiki practitioner and dedicated intuitive worker – she uses these abilities to serve people as a director and creative coach by guiding them in honoring their creative genius.