Award-winning producer, director and cinematographer Peter Gilbert joins the DFP this fall. Gilbert has accepted a three-year appointment as a part-time lecturer at Wake Forest and will offer his experience and expertise to both DFP and undergraduate students. He will teach a Master Class in Producing and Directing to second year DFP students as well as undergraduate courses in Visual Storytelling and Entrepreneurship in Creative and Liberal Arts.
Gilbert’s distinguished record in the industry includes serving as Producer and Director of Photography on the Oscar-nominated documentary Hoop Dreams. This landmark film won numerous awards including The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Producers Guild of America, Independent Spirit Award, and The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Journalism. It is ranked #1 on the International Documentary’s Association’s Top 25 Documentaries list.
Gilbert co-directed At the Death House Door, his latest collaboration with Hoop Dreams director Steve James, which premiered at South by Southwest in 2008, and won awards at several other festivals, including the inspiration award at Full Frame. In 2004, he premiered With All Deliberate Speed, the first work in the new series “Discovery Docs,” which he co-founded with the Discovery Network. He also recently produced Scattered: The Lost Boys of Sudan (2005); executive produced the award-winning Deadline (2004), broadcast as a prime-time feature documentary on NBC; and produced and directed A Time for Dancing (2003). His earlier work includes All the Rage (1999); the Emmy Award-winning documentary Vietnam, Long Time Coming (1998), Prefontaine (1997), as cinematographer and co-producer; Stevie (2002), as co-cinematographer and co-producer; and Married in America (2002), as principal photographer.