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This is the portfolio of David Peterson, filmmaker / programmer / wanderer. You can select an area of interest in the menu above.
Post Mortem Mary (2017)

A mother and a daughter who suffers from a crippling fear of death run a post-mortem photography business in 1840’s Australia. A short horror film for the Screen Queensland Scream QLD initiative.

Screened at SCREAMFEST LA in 2017. Written and directed by Joshua Long, produced by Daniel Schultz. David served as the editor.

Two Weeks (2017)

A 9-part LGBTQ web series, which explores the struggles several 20-somethings face in the precarious turning points of their lives as they strive to define themselves.

Winner of Best Student Series at the Melbourne Web Fest and nominated for Best Editor and Best Web Series at the T.O. WEBFEST. Created by Mary Duong, produced by Rhiannon Steffensen. David served as the editor for episodes 1-3.

Escape Velocity (2016)

From the first rocket launch in 1926 to Gagarin, Armstrong, Hubble, Curiosity and beyond, take a fast ride through the history of human space exploration.

David produced and edited this short film.

Hiraeth (2015)

Grieving over the death of her estranged father, Angie breaks into his home, trying to reconnect with his memory until she comes face to face with Erin, the woman that tore their family apart.

Written and directed by Katherine Chediak Putnam and produced by Dean Law, David was the editor for this short film.

Password available upon request.

There’s Something I Want To Tell You (2014)

A series of three short documentary films raising awareness about HIV prevention. David served as an assistant editor with Hoodlum, who produced it for HIV Foundation Queensland.

The World Outside My Window (2013)

This montage of time-lapse photography from the International Space Station is collected from many taken in Expeditions 29, 30 and 31.

Featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick. David produced and edited this short film.

In Transit (2013)

An Australian girl and a Singaporean guy living in each other’s country form an online friendship, but can it lead to more?

Co-written by David Peterson and Kelvin Chua, directed by Kelvin and produced by David at Griffith Film School, In Transit was shot on location in Australia and Singapore. It screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner and at the St. Kilda Short Film Festival in 2013, and on broadcast on SBS in 2014.

Griffith Film School

Completed a Bachelor of Film & Screen Media at Griffith University in 2012.

All Alone in the Night (2011)

With spectacular vistas of Earth as seen from the International Space Station, this has been viewed over 18 million times since its release in November 2011.

Featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. David produced and edited this short film.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The source code is available here.
© David Peterson 2017