Peter Salmon (born 9 February 1976) is a New Zealand based film and television writer/director.
Salmon has directed many successful short films since graduating from film school in 1996.
Salmon's first 35 mm short film Playing Possum was made in association with Creative New Zealand in 1998. It screened in competition at Clermont Ferrand, Edinburgh Film Festival and Valladolid International Film Festival. It also screened at Telluride Film Festival, Rotterdam, New York Children's Festival, Mill Valley, Hof, Brisbane and L'Étrange Festival (where it won the Grand Prix and audience awards) to name but a few.
His next short film, a science fiction drama, Letters about the Weather, starring Sara Wiseman (winner of best performance in a short film (NZ film awards 2000)). The film was made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission in 1999. It screened in competition in Clermont Ferrand (where it received an Ecumenical Jury Special Mention) and Puchon Fantastic in Korea. It also screened in Telluride Film Festival, Cannes Forum and San Tropez.
His short film Fog was made in 2007 with Maxim Films and the New Zealand Film Commission on location in Ngawi, New Zealand. It stars Chelsie Preston Crayford (winner of best performance in a short film (NZ film awards 2007)). 'Fog' premiered in Cannes Critics Week in 2007. It has since screened in Melbourne, New Zealand and Stockholm.
Alongside his film projects Salmon is a director and writer of television programmes, notably the internationally successful South Pacific Pictures teen drama series Being Eve. The show was a finalist in the International Emmy Awards 2002 (Children & Young People), Gold World Medal Winner (Teen Programmes) in the New York Festivals 2002, and received the 2002 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards for Best Drama Series, Best Contribution Soundtrack and Best Contribution Design. Salmon has also directed five episodes for South Pacific Pictures drama series, Go Girls.
Salmon also directed the motion capture elements for Weta Workshop and Nelvana's successful animation series Jane and the Dragon. He went on to direct the multi award-winning show Outrageous Fortune and wrote for the popular pre school animation series, "The WotWots".
Salmon directed three episodes for "Power Rangers RPM" and went on to direct "This is not my Life", a science fiction drama for TVNZ. He also directed episodes of "Power Rangers Samurai" and "Power Rangers Dino Charge".
- Director / Writer - Film
- The Box (2010): Director/Co-Writer
- Fog (2007): Director
- Letters About The Weather (1999): Director/Co-Writer
- Playing Possum (1998): Director/Writer
- The Creakers (1997): Director/Writer
- Director / Writer - Television
- Halifax: Retribution (2020): Director
- Harrow (2018): Director
- Wanted (2017–2018): Director
- Doctor Doctor (2016): Director
- Rake (2016): Director
- The Beautiful Lie (2015): Director
- Power Rangers: Dino Charge (2015): Director
- Nowhere Boys (2014): Director
- Mr & Mrs Murder (2013): Director
- Agent Anna (2013): Director
- Nothing Trivial (2012): Director
- Power Rangers: Samurai (2011): Director
- This is not my Life (2009): Director
- Power Rangers: RPM (2009): Director
- The WotWots (2009): Writer
- Go Girls (2008): Director
- Outrageous Fortune (Series 4) (2008): Director
- My Story (2007): Director/Co-Writer
- Jane and the Dragon (2005): Motion Capture Director
- Being Eve (2001): Director/Writer
- Godzone Pictures
- Film Awards 2000
- Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival Awards 2001
- New Zealand Film and TV Archived 17 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- NZIFF 2010[permanent dead link]
- South Pacific Pictures
- "Morgana's blood sweat & fear!". Yahoo! Lifestyle. 24 July 2014. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Finbow, Katy (6 June 2015). "Neighbours star Morgana O'Reilly reveals she's expecting her first baby". Digital Spy. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- Dainty, Sophie (25 August 2015). "Neighbours star Morgana O'Reilly welcomes baby girl with husband Peter Salmon". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- The Box in IMDb
- Fog in IMDb
- Letters About The Weather in IMDb
- Playing Possum in IMDb
- Power Rangers: Dino Charge in IMDb
- Mr & Mrs Murder in IMDb
- Agent Anna in IMDb
- Nothing Trivial in IMDb
- Power Rangers: Samurai in IMDb
- This is not my Life in IMDb
- Power Rangers: RPM in IMDb
- The WotWots in wotwots.com
- Go Girls in southpacificpictures.com
- Outrageous Fortune in IMDb
- My Story in gibson.co.nz Archived 2 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine