Brad Peyton (born May 27, 1978) is a Canadian-born film director, writer and television producer. He is best known for directing the 2015 disaster film, . San Andreas
Life and career [ edit ]
Peyton was born in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He graduated from the
Canadian Film Centre. He first gained fame with a [1 ] short film and gothic comedy entitled (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: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl Evelyn also appeared in the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002.
He then created and produced the
claymation television series , which was picked up by the What It's Like Being Alone Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 2006. One of Peyton's mentors is US actor [2 ] Tom Hanks. [1 ]
Following the success of
Alone, Peyton went on to direct in 2010. Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
In 2012, he directed the hugely successful sequel to
, entitled Journey to the Center of the Earth Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which starred [3 ] Dwayne Johnson and grossed $325.9 million.
In 2015, Peyton directed the disaster film
, which also starred Johnson. San Andreas [4 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
TV and film [ edit ]
Reception [ edit ]
Critical, public, and commercial reception to films Peyton has directed, as of August 16, 2015.
Rotten Tomatoes [5 ]
Metacritic [6 ]
CinemaScore [7 ] Budget
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 14% (96 reviews)
30 (22 reviews)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 42% (125 reviews)
41 (27 reviews)
San Andreas 50% (175 reviews)
43 (42 reviews)
References [ edit ]
^ a b Bill Brioux, " Weirdly cool animated show on CBC," Jam! Showbiz: Canoe.ca, June 24, 2006, URL accessed 22 January 2007.
^ 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.
^ 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
^ "Brad Peyton". Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved . 10 June 2015
^ "Brad Peyton". Metacritic . Retrieved . 10 June 2015
^ "CinemaScore". cinemascore.com . Retrieved . 10 June 2015
^ "Brad Peyton Movie Box office". boxofficemojo.com. Amazon.com . Retrieved . 21 June 2015
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