Scott Elliott

Scott Elliott is an award-winning documentary film director. His work has played on PBS, at major festivals around the world, the New Museum, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, and in all the nooks and crannies of the Internet. He's also a co-creator of Faith in the Five Boroughs, a project to document religion in New York’s immigrant communities. 

Stories By Scott Elliott


The Tree That Would Not Be Broken

It was the last living thing rescued from the ruins of 9/11. A dozen years later, one mythical pear tree is finally home, and branching out from Ground Zero in mystical ways.


Dancing with Ganesha

For one afternoon each year, a quiet corner of Queens becomes a kaleidoscopic celebration of Hindu life.


Loving the Bony Lady

A transgender Mexican immigrant living in Queens is perhaps the city's most fervent follower of a forbidden—and increasingly beloved—occult saint.