VELCROW RIPPER creates powerful, cinematic feature documentaries that deal with the central issues of our times. His epic “Fierce Light Trilogy” began with Scared Sacred (NFB, Vision TV, Arte France), a journey to the Ground Zeroes of the word, in search of hope. It was the winner of the 2005 Genie Award (Canadian Academy Award) for best feature documentary.
The trilogy continued with 2008’s award-winning Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action (NFB, The Movie Channel, E1 Entertainment), and concluded with Occupy Love (Superchannel). His first feature-length documentary, Bones of the Forest (1995, co-directed with Heather Frise) won nine awards, including Best of the Festival at Hot Docs and the 1996 Genie for best feature doc. He is well known for his award-winning sound design of such films as The Corporation (Best Sound, Leo Awards) and A Place Called Chiapas (Best Sound, Hot Docs, Leo Awards). Metamorphosis (NFB, TVO, Knowledge Network) is his sixth feature film. www.velcrowripper.com