Born in Michigan, Peter spent his youth living in Key West, Manhattan, Paris and London. At 18 he took a job as an apprentice at a package design firm in Manhattan, while studying advertising & design at F.I.T.
After a few years as a graphic designer, Peter decided to explore some of his other interests and enrolled in an acting class. Before long he was off and running to L.A., where he landed the lead role in Christopher Munch’s “Color of a Brisk and Leaping day” which won “Best Cinematography” at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996. After a few film roles Peter moved back to Manhattan and produced and acted in “Detour” a successful off-Broadway play. In 2001 Peter wrote and produced his first short film, “Freshening up” which aired on HBO featuring Adrien Grenier and Gretchen Mol.
In 2002 Peter joined Imaginary Forces, a NY-based design shop. His talent for timing and story-telling quickly came to light as he worked on projects that required a graphic sensibility as well as projects requiring more of a narrative thread. One of his first editorial projects was a five-minute introductory film for the Track and Field Hall of Fame. He also worked on main title sequences for feature films including Catch and Release, We are Marshall and Definitely Maybe. He’s done television projects which include Ted Koppel-Breaking Point & Living With Cancer and The Flight That Fought Back. His commercial projects include spots for Pantene, Smirnoff, Toyota, Dove, Kohls and McDonalds.
In 2005, his spot Dove “Rosebud” was recognized for its excellence at AICP. The following year, his Smirnoff “Saber” received the same recognition.
In 2006, Peter began working with Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Pictures on a challenging music video “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”. Peter helped reshape the video dubbed by Kanye as “mission impossible” into a video West now feels is one of his best.
Peter joined Consulate in 2007. Shortly after, he received an MTV VMA nomination for best editing of Kanye West’s music video, “Stronger” and again in 2012 for “Ni**as in Paris”.