Peter is a live-action film and commercials director from County Durham. His next film is a dystopian sci-fi thriller about a working class uprising in the North of England and is exec-produced by Michael Fassbender through DMC Film.
His last short film – CRACK – is a mockumentary comedy about underground conker fighting that satirises the image of urban life in London, playfully using tropes of the gritty gang genre to twist the narrative of the disaffected youth.
It was nominated for the BIFA for Best British Short and screened at festivals worldwide including a nomination for the Silver Dragon in Krakow, the Grand Prix in Cork and Brest, where it won the youth jury prize, and also screened at London Film Festival.
As well as directing fiction, Peter has previously produced and directed documentaries that have won awards worldwide and screened at festivals including Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest, two films which he produced were also nominated for BIFAs.
In his commercial work, he is represented by Outsider, and has directed a number of high-profile advertisements for the likes of Hyundai, Philips, Experian and Morrisons. He hasn’t shot many music promos – just three – but one of which was nominated for a UK MVA.
He’s drawn to amusing and thought-provoking content and aim to provide a distinctive window to the world by telling stories – funny stories, serious stories, but always deeply human stories that are full of heart.
Peter’s commercial work follows the same principles – trying to connect with the audience through heartfelt and resonant filmmaking. Whether it is funny or sincere, he always aims to find the human connection within the script.