Scott Sackett

Scott Sackett is an independent filmmaker and public media producer whose work has appeared on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International, AP Network News, and Amazon Prime. He’s the founder of Skipping Stone Pictures, Ltd. and a collaborative partner of filmmakers Paul Lamont and Chris Bové. Their productions include the PBS documentary ELBERT HUBBARD: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL (2008), the WNED/PBS War of 1812 film GLORIOUS BATTLE (2011), and the CID-sponsored, Telly Award-winning national public television documentaries LAKE OF BETRAYAL (2017) and THE SONGPOET (2021). Scott Sackett began his career in public media in 1991 at the Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (now Buffalo Toronto Public Media) where he currently hosts Sacred Classics and Sunday Morning on WNED Classical and is an award-winning contributor to NPR affiliate WBFO. He is also an adjunct lecturer of communication studies, German, and Italian at Niagara County Community College. He and his wife, Andrea Sammarco, live in Clarence, New York with their cat Oreo and dog Gunther and enjoy birding, foraging, hiking, kayaking, camping, and cross-country skiing. Favorite reads: history and natural history; favorite music: classical and anything with soul; favorite food: foraged and everything vegan.