Peter Luisi

Director, Writer and Producer
1975 born in Zurich. With his feature films Verflixt VerliebtLove Made EasyDer SandmannDie PraktikantinBoys Are Us, Schweizer Helden and Flitzer, 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, 9 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):
2017 FLITZER | Director, Screenwriter & Producer
Feature 94min, Spotlight Media Productions AG in coproduction with Swiss Radio and Fernsehen and Teeclub AG
Starting in cinemas Oktober 2017!

2014 SCHWEIZER HELDEN | Director, Screen Play & Producer
Feature 94min, Spotlight Media Productions AG in coproduction with Teeclub AG, SRF and Leaves & Leaches Pictures
Awards: Audience award Festival del Film Locarno 2014, Audience award St. Louis International Film Festival 2015 and Best of Festival Richmond International Film Festival 2015

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