Biography for Peter D. Marshall

by Peter D Marshall

Bio for Peter D. Marshall

Peter D. Marshall is a filmmaker, educator and directing coach from Vancouver, Canada.

He has 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.

Peter has 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, Peter has 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.

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

Peter has worked for directors such as John Woo, Zack Snyder, Phillip Noyce, Ed Zwick, John Badham, Roger Vadim, Dennis Dugan, Mark Rydell, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth and Kim Manners.

He has 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.

Peter is a directing instructor for Raindance Canada and the  Vancouver Film School, and has taught workshops for the Directors Guild of Canada,Victoria Motion Picture School and Capilano College.

He has also developed several filmmaking workshops and seminars that he has presented over the past 18 years – from Canada to Haiti to China to Singapore to Dubai.

In 1999, Peter created his website, 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. He also has his own filmmaking blog called



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Rhapsodie McClintick November 3, 2014 at 12:56 am

Appreciation of people who share their skills drives my search for useable practical knowledge. But limited resources diminishes opportunities to gain more knowledge. That’s why I’m working to film a great book, so the story can gain more world recognition. Knowing that the heart of the film is the conveyed direction of the story to the public, gaining knowledge which is shared here is of primary importance.

sowndhar February 17, 2016 at 8:52 pm

my aim director.

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