Peter Rodger

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Peter Rodger
Born Peter Anthony Rodger
(1965-04-06) 6 April 1965 (age 53)[1]
Tenterden, Kent, England
Nationality British
Occupation Filmmaker
Photographer
Commercial director
Notable work Oh My God (2009)
Spouse(s) Li-Chin Rodger (divorced 1998)
Soumaya Akaaboune
Children 3; including Elliot
Parent(s) George Rodger
Website Official website

Peter Anthony Rodger (born 6 April 1965) is a British filmmaker and photographer. Rodger is known for his 2009 documentary film Oh My God, as well as his work as a second unit director on The Hunger Games (2012). Rodger has won a number of awards, including from the Houston International Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, the Telly Awards, the Mobius Awards, and the US International Film and Video Festival.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Rodger is based in the United States and is the son of British photographer George Rodger.[3]

Rodger married Li-Chin, a Malaysian Chinese research assistant for a film company. They had two children, Elliot and Georgia.[4][5]

After his divorce, Rodger married Moroccan actress Soumaya Akaaboune and they had a son, Jazz.[citation needed]

His eldest son, Elliot Rodger, carried out the 2014 Isla Vista killings, killing six people and then himself on May 23, 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lichin Chin Rodger – Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger's Mother". dailyentertainmentnews.com. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Peter Rodger: Hollywood director now known for son Elliot's infamy". MSN. May 25, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Peter Rodger". Saatchi Gallery. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Brown, Pamela (May 27, 2014). "California killer's parents frantically searched for son during shooting". CNN. Archived from the original on May 28, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  5. ^ Duke, Alan (May 27, 2014). "California killer's family struggled with money, court documents show". CNN. Archived from the original on May 29, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "Hollywood director's son kills six in rampage". aljazeera.com. Retrieved 1 June 2014.

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