Peter Gerard's first documentary, "Out of Breath" – made while he was a teenager in Missouri – won the SOFA Film Festival Audience Award. He then founded the Bargain Basement Film Festival, a celebration of ultra-low-budget films. A multimedia visionary, he has made numerous short films, designed award-winning websites, and exhibited his photography in the US and Britain. Peter migrated to Scotland in 2000 and established Accidental Media to produce award-winning documentaries, fiction films, music videos and interactive media.
Peter's recent cutting-edge graffiti-history documentary "Just to Get a Rep" received acclaim at festivals worldwide and is now being distributed internationally on DVD and broadcast.
In the last year, Peter produced and edited "Fistful of Roses", which was pitched at Documentary in Europe and won Best Factual in the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards, and "The Shutdown", which won Best Short Doc at San Francisco International Film Festival and won both the Jury and Audience Awards at the Jim Poole Scottish Short Film Awards. Simultaneously he directed "Tomorrow's Fairground", a short documentary commission for Scottish Documentary Institute, Scottish Screen and BBC Scotland.
Heavily involved in the international documentary community, Peter is the webmaster for the online professional documentary community -
"Motion/Static", his latest short as a director, premiered at IDFA in 2009. Peter is currently finishing "Eat Songs", an epic feature documentary about two filmmakers entangled in an African musician's incredible dream.