Brad Peyton

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Brad Peyton
Brad Peyton.jpg
Peyton in 2011
Born May 1978 (age 36–37)
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

Brad Peyton (born May 27, 1978) is a Canadian-born film director, writer and television producer, born in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Life and career[edit]

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.[1] One of Peyton's mentors is US actor Tom Hanks.[2]

Following the success of Alone, Peyton went on to direct Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore in 2010.

In 2012, he directed the hugely successful sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, entitled Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, [3] which starred Dwayne Johnson and grossed $325.9 million.

In 2015, Peyton directed the disaster film San Andreas, which also starred Johnson.[4]


TV and film[edit]

Year Title As Notes
2001 Ted Director (short)
Full Director, Writer (short)
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)
2009 Suck Executive Producer
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Director
2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Director
2015 San Andreas Director
2015 Incarnate Director post-production


  1. ^ Stephen Cole, "Peyton's Place: Inside Brad Peyton's What It's Like Being Alone,", June 26, 2006, URL accessed August 29, 2006.
  2. ^ Bill Brioux, "Weirdly cool animated show on CBC," Jam! Showbiz:, June 24, 2006, URL accessed 22 January 2007.
  3. ^ URL accessed 7 August 2011.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (5 June 2012). "'Journey 2' Director In Talks for Disaster Movie 'San Andreas 3D'". Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

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