Peter Mortimer (filmmaker)

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Peter Mortimer
Peter Mortimer
Peter Mortimer
Born (1974-01-28) January 28, 1974 (age 44)
ResidenceColorado, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationMFA in film
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
AwardsSports Emmy, News and Documentary Emmy Nomination: Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction

Peter Mortimer (born January 28, 1974) is an American filmmaker from Colorado. He has produced and directed multiple films related to rock climbing, mountaineering, and outdoor adventure under the production group Sender Films.

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]

His productions have won numerous film festival awards, a Sports Emmy, and a nomination for News and Documentary Emmy: Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction.[2] Peter is also co-founder, along with Josh Lowell of Big UP Productions, of the REEL ROCK Film Tour, coming up on in its 13th year and showing in over 400 locations across the world.[3] His newest film The Dawn Wall is premiering at SXSW and is expected to release in 2018 to audiences worldwide.[4]


  • 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 11 (2016)
  • Reel Rock 12 (2017)
  • The Dawn Wall (2018)

Awards and honors[edit]


King Lines (2007)

  • Sports Emmy: Outstanding Camera Work

First Ascent (2011)

  • Sports Emmy: Outstanding Camera Work[17]

Valley Uprising (2014)

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


  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved April 2007. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  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. ^ "Dawn Wall". SENDER + BIG UP. Retrieved 2018-02-05.

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