Award-winning Canadian editor/director Christian Viel began his career at the age of 20 by writing, producing, directing and editing Lignes de Vie, an ambitious feature length police action drama. He kept himself busy by producing, directing and editing about 50 shorts films, most of them action oriented.
In 1992, he directed a ten minute demo reel for BlackWatch Communications, The Hunter which got him the nickname of Montreal’s John Woo by the press. In 2003, he wrote, produced, directed and edited RECON 2020 an ambitious militaryscience-fiction film that follows a bunch of space marines on a suicide mission on a deserted colony. The film won numerous awards, most notably Best Sci-Fi/Action Film at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival in England in 2005 and the Best Science-Fiction Film award at the Wreck-Beach Film Festival. The film was also an official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival as well as a special presentation at the Indie Meet Las Vegas. Christian is currently hard at work finishing off Heroes of the North, his latest web series.