Peyton in 2011
|Born||May 1980 (age 34)
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
Brad Peyton (born May 28, 1980) is a Canadian-born film director, writer and television producer, born in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Life and career
Brad first gained fame with a short film and gothic comedy entitled Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl (2002). The film was initially shown to Peyton's classmates, who clapped in approval. Filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa thus suggested Peyton should also show the film to a lawyer in the film industry in New York. This allowed the film to be distributed among the filmmaking elite. Evelyn also appeared in the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002.
He then created and produced the claymation television series What It's Like Being Alone, which was picked up by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2006. One of Peyton's mentors is US actor Tom Hanks.
Following the success of Alone, Peyton went on to direct Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore in 2010.
TV and film
|Beyond the Fields||Director||(short)|
|2002||Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl||Director, Writer||(short)
Nominated—Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama
|2004||Bad Luck||Director, Writer||(short)|
|A Tale of Bad Luck||Director, Writer||(short)|
|2006||What It's Like Being Alone||Director, Writer||(TV series) (also executive producer)|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Director|
|2012||Journey 2: The Mysterious Island||Director|
|TBA||Cats & Dogs 3||Director|
- Stephen Cole, "Peyton's Place: Inside Brad Peyton's What It's Like Being Alone," CBC.ca, June 26, 2006, URL accessed August 29, 2006.
- Bill Brioux, "Weirdly cool animated show on CBC," Jam! Showbiz: Canoe.ca, June 24, 2006, URL accessed 22 January 2007.
- http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=53676 URL accessed 7 August 2011.
- Kit, Borys (5 June 2012). "'Journey 2' Director In Talks for Disaster Movie 'San Andreas 3D'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
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