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Scott Crary (also known as S.A. Crary) is a film director and writer based in New York Citymarker.

Crary filmed, produced, edited, and directed the film Kill Your Idols, a documentary examining three decades of New York art punk bands.

Kill Your Idols features such noted no wave and art punk bands as Sonic Youth, Swans, DNA, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Suicide, Black Dice, Gogol Bordello, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars, among others. The film received the award for Best NY Documentary at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival and was subsequently screened at over 50 international film festivals, before being released theatrically in 2006. It was acquired for distribution in North America by Palm Pictures, in Europe by Minerva Pictures/RARO Video, and in Japan by Uplink. Kill Your Idols was also acquired for television by Showtime and Sundance Channel. Footage of Kill Your Idols was incorporated into the music video for the song Window In The Skies by the band U2.

Crary served on the jury of the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival alongside Alan Cummings, Whoopi Goldberg, Darren Arronofsky, Tom Wolfe, Damon Dash and others.

In 2007, Crary directed the music video for the song "Story Goes First" by the Israeli band Katamine.

In May of 2008, Crary's film, Kill Your Idols, was named on Black Book Magazine's list of 'Iconic and Influential Music Documentaries', alongside such films as Dig!, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, 1991: The Year Punk Broke, Meeting People Is Easy, and The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

In 2009, Crary was nominated as a 2009 Poetry Fellow by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Crary has been involved extensively in advertising in recent years, participating in campaigns for Nokia, Apple, Mazda USA, Mazda JAPAN, The Contrarian, and others. His video work has been exhibited at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelonamarker, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréalmarker, and London's Institute of Contemporary Artsmarker.

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