Peter has directed and produced a number of short films to date and - in the process - has collaborated with some very talented people. His films have screened at the LA Shorts Fest, HollyShorts, Minneapolis-St Paul Int'l Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Hamilton Film Festival, Brooklyn Shorts, Athens Int'l Film Festival in Greece, and Cine Gear Expo, among others. His films have been featured on Film Shortage, Ain't It Cool News, and Reel-13 Shorts (PBS).
Together with producing partner Ina Rose Farestad, he is currently in development on his first feature film, Lucky Boy, a sardonic drama/thriller based on an original screenplay that he wrote.
Peter Mackie, b. 1988
Based in Los Angeles, California
Peter grew up in Madison, WI with an early interest in film and music. He studied cello and piano from a young age and eventually joined a professional youth choir where his love of music continued to develop. At the same time, his awareness of cinema began to develop and it was during high school that he began to make movies and compose music for theater, orchestra, and other ensembles.
He received a BM in music composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and immediately after graduating, moved to Los Angeles to study film scoring at the University of Southern California. After a semester, he dropped out to become a writer, director, and producer of stylish, genre-bending films.