Scott Kesterson is a backpack journalist and documentary filmmaker. He spent 3 1/2 years in Afghanistan. He was the first embedded citizen journalist in the Department of Defense embed program and was awarded an Emmy for his videography shorts of combat in 2007. He has worked with Special Operations units in the area of information and narrative warfare, founded a cultural intelligence consulting company that has provided support for Defense and private companies, advised senior leaders on terrorism and information warfare, helped develop next generation programs for narrative warfare for emerging threats and has lead research and development efforts for Five Eyes nations R&D teams.
He is now Owner and Founder of Xpedition Cafe, a small production company that produces documentary films and podcasts around stories defining three principles of the warrior culture: conviction, righteousness and ruthlessness.
His first film, Bards Of War: Fighting Is Everything was released in January 2019 and is available as a digital download from film's website, bardsofwarfilm.com.