Velcrow Ripper

Velcrow Ripper creates powerful, cinematic feature documentaries that deal with the central issues of our times. His latest film is Metamorphosis, co-directed with Nova Ami, about transformation in a time of climate change. His epic Fierce Light Trilogy began with Scared Sacred, winner of the 2005 Genie Award for best feature documentary, continued with 2008’s award-winning Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action, and concluded with Occupy Love in 2013. His first feature-length documentary, Bones of the Forest won nine awards, including Best of the Festival at Hot Docs and the 1996 Genie for best feature doc.