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).
His latest 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.
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, a geeky passion for cinema began to take over and it was during high school that he started to make movies and compose music for theater and student films.
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. It was during his time at USC that he realized his true calling was on set, behind the camera, directing and crafting the narrative.