His film, Sergey's Fortune, won the Audience Award and Short of the Year at the 2019 Short Film Slam in Baltimore, and was selected by Film Shortage as a Daily Short Pick. Currently, it can be seen on Omeleto, a YouTube channel devoted exclusively to presenting award-winning short films. Another short of his, Panofsky's Complaint, which won Best Comedy at the North Bay Art & Film Festival, can also be seen on Omeleto.
During the lockdown, Peter made three short films in quarantine: Safer At Home, Party Like It's Covid-1999, and Tank Commander, a dramatic time capsule of a film about a relationship on the brink that was meticulously shot over four months without a crew or budget. It may be his least seen work, but it's the one that's closest to his heart.
In 2021 and 2022, Peter served as a jury member on the 3-Shots Film Festival in Manila, Philippines, a short film competition which encourages young filmmakers to tell a story using only three shots. It was an incredibly rewarding experience that brought him closer together with some of his Filipino filmmaker friends.
Currently, Peter resides in West Hollywood with his wife and two-year-old daughter. When he's not making or taking pictures, he enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, traveling, trying different coffee shops, and above all spending time with his family and friends.
Peter Mackie is a Canadian-American filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Wisconsin, he fell in love with movies and music at a young age, as an escape from the loneliness and rejection he felt as a young boy, but also as a way to connect with others through a shared passion for cinema and the performing arts.
He studied music composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he wrote music for theater and various ensembles, before moving to Los Angeles to study film scoring at the University of Southern California. After a semester, however, he dropped out to pursue his ultimate ambition of being a writer-director.
His short films have screened at festivals around the world, including LA Shorts Fest, HollyShorts, Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Brooklyn Shorts, Cannes Court Métrage, Athens International Film Festival in Greece, and Pentedattilo Film Festival in Italy, as well as Cine Gear Expo, where his short film Cineastes screened at Paramount Pictures Studio and was a finalist in the narrative shorts category.