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Peter Cornwell


Director, producer, scriptwriter, animator



Peter Cornwell is an award winning film director. Originally from Australia, Peter started his career at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC TV) in Sydney. he has worked in the international film and television industry as a freelance animator, sound recordist, director, producer and scriptwriter.

Peter left ABC in 2001 to create the Trephine Production Studios specifically to complete his renowned stop motion animation short WARD 13. Premiering at the Annecy Animation Festival in 2003, Ward 13 enjoyed success on the international film festival circuit. Winning the FIPRESCI award from the International Film Critics at Valladolid, as well as 19 other audience and special jury awards, leading to being short listed for an Oscar nomination in 2005.

Following the success of WARD 13, Peter partnered with Lions Gate and Gold Circle Films to direct his first full length feature "THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT". Starring Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen, the film was released in March 2009 and grossed more than $US76,000,000 worldwide.

Peter currently resides in Los Angeles and has several features films in production.


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1 June, 2011