Oscar Frederick Welsh
Ontario-based Canadian filmmaker and visual artist
An Ontario-based Canadian filmmaker and visual artist, Oscar’s professional background includes over a decade of behind-the-scenes work in lighting and camera on television programs and independent features, in addition to cinematography on a variety of short films, music videos and his own projects.
Oscar Frederick Welsh @of_welsh is a Canadian visual artist and filmmaker who is passionate about primate conservation. Join the #Creatives4CoolCreatures collective with your #artivism and #Boycott4WildlifeTweet
In 2014, he completed a debut feature, the no-budget Legion of Doom. His second feature, Belated Days, premiered on New Year’s Eve of 2020 and was made in and about the COVID-19 lockdown, detailing the potential effects of the forced isolation on an unprepared individual.
With varied creative pursuits, Oscar has recently taken to illustrating non-human primates, particularly great apes.
This art is associated with his ongoing research for film projects. His films focus on creative expression and human society. Oscar is fascinated with exploring the lives of non-human primates. This includes understanding their proclivity and instinct to paint and perceive images, along with their use and abuse in captivity for entertainment. He desires to see better protection and understanding of not only primates, but wildlife in general.