Scott Wiper: An Award Winning Director of The Big Ugly

"The Big Ugly" was recently awarded as the best narrative feature of Sicily Independent Film Awards of Italy. Scott Wiper, the director of the film also took best feature directing for "The Big Ugly".


"The Big Ugly" is when the Anglo-American relations go bad when London mob bosses invest in a West Virginia oil deal in hopes of laundering dirty money.

Scott Wiper was born on July 22, 1970 in Granville, Ohio, USA. He is a writer and director, known for The Big Ugly (2020), The Condemned (2007) and A Better Way to Die (2000).



The Big Ugly is a story about pain and loss — and how each human copes in a different way. It’s a look at self-destructive men on the edge of the moral spectrum, searching for identity or purpose. It’s a tale of damaged souls surviving in a brutal world.



Film noir. Modern western. Ruination. Redemption. Moral ambiguity. Loss of in- nocence. The complex dynamic between fathers and sons, masters and samurai.

It became a reality thanks to a team of actors, investors and filmmakers who be- lieved in Vinnie and me and joined us in Appalachia to share their talents. The film is dedicated to Vinnie’s beautiful wife, Tanya. She very much “approved" the final cut.



Amidst the darkness and brutality, we always wanted a love story to shine through.

The message of the film? That’s up to the viewer.