Peter Force has worked in the advertising industry for almost 400 years.
He studied art at the internationally renowned Townsville TAFE College in Far North Queensland, Australia, spent a few years in Melbourne scribbling ads for a local newspaper and then moved to London where he was snapped up as an illustrator by Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising.
Peter returned to Australia with an outrageous British accent, secured a position at a small advertising agency in Sydney, and after years of being paid in bottle tops and pornographic magazines was headhunted by Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising, New Zealand.
Once there, he honed his skills as an international award-winning copywriter, art director, ski-bum and father.
After a sudden and surreal mid-life crisis, Peter formed a band, founded a musical genre know as middle-aged angst and embarked on a tour that included such musical hotspots as Dubbo and New Plymouth.
He then became a freelance advertising creative and turned his attention to scriptwriting.
Peter has since written, directed and sold short film scripts, and was chosen as a semi-finalist at the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship feature screenwriting competition held by the Oscars.
He is a story and ideas specialist who concepts, writes and art directs, and if prompted, will even sing songs.
2019 - Final Draft Big Break screenwriting comp quarter finalist.
2017 - New Zealand Writers Guild feature film SEED funding recipient
2013 - Finalist LA Writers Store Industry Insider feature screenwriting comp
2012 - Feature script semi-finalist Academy Award Nicholl Fellowship
2011 - Katieland short listed for Screen Australia Film Completion Grant
2009 - Best short screenplay nomination NZ Qantas film and television awards
2009 - Best short film 14+ Berlin Film festival
2005 - Peter Jackson wild card finalist New Zealand 48hour furious film comp
Cannes Lions - Silver, bronze and finalists
Clio Awards - Silver
New Zealand Axis Awards - Gold, silver bronze and finalists
AWARD - Finalist
Grade 2 Best Dimples Competition - Winner.