Peter Mortimer (filmmaker)

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Peter Mortimer
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Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 48)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationMFA in film
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
OccupationFilmmaker
AwardsSports Emmy, News and Documentary Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction

Peter Mortimer (born January 28, 1974) is an Emmy-winning American filmmaker from Colorado. He is best known for being the creator of the Reel Rock Film Tour, as well as the director of feature documentaries The Alpinist, The Dawn Wall and Valley Uprising. He has produced and directed multiple films related to rock climbing, mountaineering, and outdoor adventure under the production group Sender Films.

Early life[edit]

Mortimer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Colorado College graduating with honors in geology. He later attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television, receiving his MFA in film.[1]

Career[edit]

His productions have won numerous film festival awards, two sports Emmys, a news and documentary Emmy, a critics choice award, and been nominated for a PGA Award. [2] Peter is also co-founder, along with Josh Lowell of Big UP Productions, of Reel Rock, coming up on in its 17th year and showing in over 450 locations across the world.[3] His newest feature film The Alpinist (featuring Marc-André LeClerc) won the prestigious award "Outstanding Long Documentary" at the 2022 Sports Emmys ceremony.

Filmography[edit]

  • Front Range Freaks (2003)
  • Return2Sender (2005)
  • First Ascent (2006)
  • King Lines (2007)
  • The Sharp End (2008)
  • First Ascent: The Series (2010)
  • Reel Rock Film Tour (2010)
  • Reel Rock 6 (2011)
  • Reel Rock 7 (2012)
  • Reel Rock 8 (2013)
  • Valley Uprising (2014)
  • Reel Rock 10 (2015)
  • Reel Rock TV Series (2015-)
  • Reel Rock 11 (2016)
  • Reel Rock 12 (2017)
  • The Dawn Wall (2018)
  • Reel Rock 13 (2018)
  • Reel Rock 14 (2019)
  • Reel Rock 15 (2020)
  • The Alpinist (2021)
  • Reel Rock 16 (2022)
  • Reel Rock 17 (Coming Spring 2023)

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards:

The Alpinist (2021)

  • Sports Emmy Award: Long Sports Documentary [4]
  • Sports Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Camera Work [5]
  • Critics Choice Award: Best Sports Documentary[6]
  • Critics Choice Nomination: Best Cinematography[7]

The Dawn Wall (2018)

  • SXSW: Audience Award (Documentary Spotlight) [8]
  • Greenwich International Film Festival: Best Documentary Feature [9]

Valley Uprising (2014)

  • News and Documentary Emmy: Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction

First Ascent (2011)

  • Sports Emmy: Outstanding Camera Work[17]

King Lines (2007)

  • Sports Emmy: Outstanding Camera Work

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". senderfilms.com. Retrieved April 25, 2007.
  2. ^ Roth, Justin. "Big UP Productions and Sender Films earn a Sports Emmy for NBC Segment". Skram Media LLC. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Reel Rock Tour. "Tour Calendar". Reel Rock Film Tour. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Osius, Alison. "The Alpinist Wins an Emmy". climbing.com. Outside. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  5. ^ Osius, Alison. "The Alpinist Wins an Emmy". climbing.com. Outside. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  6. ^ Edwards, Michelle (April 8, 2022). "The Alpinist (2020)". Showmax Stories. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Edwards, Michelle (April 8, 2022). "The Alpinist (2020)". Showmax Stories. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony. "The Orchard Takes SXSW Audience Award Winner 'The Dawn Wall'". deadline.com. Deadline. Retrieved October 28, 2022.
  9. ^ "Award Winning Films: Greenwich International Film Festival". greenwichfilm.com.

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