Peter Luisi

Director and screenwriter

With his feature films VERFLIXT VERLIEBT, LOVE MADE EASY and THE SANDMAN, as well as co-author of Fredi Murer’s VITUS, Peter has made a name for himself. The films he directed were awarded with the Zurich Film Award, 8 nominations for the Swiss Film Award, the jury and audience award at the Film Festival Max Ophüls as well as numerous other prizes.

Biography:
1982 – 1994     Rudolf Steiner School Zurich
1994 – 1996     University of North Carolina, Wilmington
1996 – 1998     University of California, Santa Cruz 
 - BA in Film-Production
                         (University & College Honors)
1998 – 1999     Editor at Techo Film and Wirz & Fraefel Productions
2000 –              Independent screenwriter, director and producer

Filmography (Selection):
2012    BOYS ARE US | Director, Screenwriter & Producer
Feature 73min, Spotlight Media Productions AG in co-production with Teleclub AG

2011    THE SANDMAN | Director, Screenwriter & Producer
Feature 88min, Spotlight Media Productions AG in co-production with SRF. Festivals & Awards: Screened at over 60 international festivals. Winner of over 20 awards. Nominated in three categories for the Swiss Film Prize: Best Film. Best Screenplay. Best Actor.

2010    THE APPRENTICE | Director, Screenwriter & Producer
Short 30min, Spotlight Media Productions AG in co-production with the Bernese Care Training Center. Festivals & Awards: Nominated for the Swiss Film Prize: Best Short. Winner of two Special EDIs from the Swiss Film Association: Best Director. Best Screenplay. Four nominations at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival.

2010    LÄNGER LEBEN | Co-Writer
Feature 105min, Langfilm. Director: Lorenz Keiser

2006    LOVE MADE EASY | Director, Screenwriter & Producer
Feature 83min, Spotlight Media Productions AG. Festivals & Awards: Opening night film at the Max Ophüls Festival in Saarbrücken

2006    VITUS | Co-Writer
Feature 120min, Vitusfilm GmbH, Director: Fredi M. Murer. Festivals & Awards: Winner of the Swiss Film Prize: Best Film. Nomination Swiss Film Prize: Best Screenplay. Shortlist Academy Awards 2007. International Film Festival of Berlin. Audience Awards at AFI, Chicago, Seattle, Rome and others.

2004    VERFLIXT VERLIEBT | Director, Screenwriter & Producer
Feature 93min, Spotlight Media Productions AG in co-production with Teleclub AG. Festivals & Awards: Winner of the Jury Award at the Max Ophüls Festival in Saarbrücken.  Winner of the Zurich Film Prize. 1st Prize in Braunschweig / Audience Award. Rome


News

UNLIKELY HEROES

Our new feature film UNLIKELY HEROES wins at its world premiere at the Film Festival Locarno, Piazza Grande the audience prize!!!