About Peter D. Marshall

620422_10150973303291090_1270372735_oI am a filmmaker and film 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 Assistant Director and TV Series Creative Consultant.

I’ve 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.

Since 2006, I have been a directing instructor and film mentor at the Vancouver Film School and the Shanghai Vancouver Film School. I am a directing instructor for Raindance Canada and have taught film workshops for the Directors Guild of Canada, Victoria Motion Picture School, Shoreline Actors lab, Capilano College and Mediacorp (Singapore.)

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

In 1999, I created my website, ActionCutPrint.com and began to publish the free monthly ezine, “The Director’s Chair” which is presently read by over 6000 filmmakers in 100 countries around the world. I also have my own filmmaking blog called FilmDirectingTips.com.

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