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Dittrich, Scott


Industrious surf moviemaker of the 1970s and '80s, from Topanga, California; best known for his hard-driving 1974 debut Fluid Drive. Dittrich was born (1945) in Detroit, Michigan, learned to surf in Florida at age 10, and moved in 1966 to Hollywood, California. He received a B.A. in economics from UCLA in 1969, went on to take a master's in the same field from the University of Florida, then returned to California where he soon began working for Hal Jepsen, another filmmaker who'd recently sc...