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ABOUT – Peter D. Marshall

Peter D. Marshall
I am a filmmaker and directing coach from Vancouver, Canada. I have worked in the Film and Television Industry for over 40 years – as a Film Director, Television Producer, First AD and TV Series Creative Consultant. (IMDb credits)

I am currently working in China as the Directing Instructor at the Shanghai Vancouver Film School. I am also the author of the book “Making the Magic Happen: The Art and Craft of Film Directing” published by Michael Wiese Productions.

I have Directed over 30 episodes of Television Drama such as “John Woo’s Once a Thief”, “Wiseguy”, “21 Jumpstreet”, “Neon Rider”, “The Black Stallion”, “Scene of the Crime”, “Big Wolf on Campus” and “Largo Winch.”

As a First Assistant Director, I have worked on 12 Feature Films (including “Dawn of the Dead”, “The Butterfly Effect”, “Happy Gilmore”, “The Fly II”); 17 Television Movies; 4 Television Series Pilots; 7 Television Series and over 20 Commercials.

I have also written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary and educational programs and my documentaries and dramas have won, or been nominated for, 14 International film awards.

I have worked for directors such as John Woo, Zack Snyder, Phillip Noyce, Ed Zwick, John Badham, Mark Rydell, Roger Vadim, Dennis Dugan, Anne Wheeler & Bobby Roth.

I have also worked with actors such as Peter O’Toole, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Kathy Bates, Michelle Pfiefer, Marcia Gaye Harden, Madeleine Stowe, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Goldie Hawn, Judy Davis, Halle Berry and Adam Sandler.

I have also developed several filmmaking workshops that I have presented over the past 18 years (Canada, Malaysia, China, Haiti, Singapore, Dubai.)

In 1999, I created my website, ActionCutPrint and I also publish the free monthly ezine, “The Director’s Chair” which is read by over 2300 filmmakers around the world.

Contact Peter D. Marshall
pdm@actioncutprint.com