Scott Renyard


Scott Renyard is a graduate of UBC with a background in science. He blends his foundation in science with a love of art and storytelling through film, creating documentaries that address environmental issues. His first feature documentary, The Pristine Coast, premièred at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2014 and was launched in America on Earth Day by Gravitas Ventures. It examines the relationship between open-net pen fish farms and the collapse of many wild fish populations in the North Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Renyard's discovery that the loss of wild fish as a result of diseases from open net pen fish farms suggests this is a leading cause of global warming. His thesis is that the loss of wild fish is causing climate change rather than the common notion that climate change is causing the loss of wild fish. This may prove to be one of the most important climate change discoveries in years. 

Renyard spent the better part of a year recording the Cohen Commission on The Decline of the Fraser River Sockeye, perhaps the first time an independent filmmaker has had such access to a Canadian Federal Inquiry. From this footage, his two feature-length documentaries, The Unofficial Trial of Alexandra Morton and Trial of an Iconic Species, are surprisingly intense and rival the twists and turns of classic courtroom dramas.

Films by Scott Renyard