ABOUT – Peter D. Marshall

Peter D. Marshall
Hello. I’m Peter D. Marshall and I am a filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. I have worked (and survived!) in the Film and Television Industry for over 39 years – as a Film Director, Television Producer, First Assistant Director and a Television Series Creative Consultant.

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 over 12 Features (including “Dawn of the Dead”, “The Butterfly Effect”, “Happy Gilmore”, “The Fly II”); 4 Television Pilots (including “Party of Five”); 15 Television Movies; 8 Television Series and over 20 Commercials.

I have 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, Roger Vadim, Dennis Dugan, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth and Kim Manners.

I have 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 am a directing instructor for Raindance Canada and the Vancouver Film School. I have also been a guest directing instructor at the Directors Guild of Canada, Victoria Motion Picture School and Capilano College.

I have also developed several filmmaking workshops and seminars that I have presented over the past 18 years – from Canada to Singapore to Dubai.

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Chris Pelzer January 21, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Did you used to live in New York, and occasionally go by Shamus?

Cecep SWP May 4, 2009 at 5:42 AM

Nice blog about cinematography, keep it up 🙂

Peter D. Marshall May 4, 2009 at 8:11 AM

Thanks for the positive comments.

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S S Sharma March 3, 2016 at 10:33 PM

Just read and re-read you Ten commandments of Filmmaking. Very practical suggestion on how to remain focused as a filmmaker and also get moments of relaxation during hectic schedule on the set. Above all have right personal orientation when leading/working in a team. Excellent.

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