Brad Peyton

Filmmaker Brad Peyton had a flair for unique storytelling even during his early days. Born in Newfoundland in 1978, he took an interest in art at a young age. It was during his senior year at the Canadian Film Center ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1980 in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Filmography

Director (6)

Incarnate 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

San Andreas 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Evelyn: The Cutest Dead Girl 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Lobo (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Evelyn: The Cutest Dead Girl 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lobo (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (1)

Suck 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Production Management (1)

The Safety of Objects 2003 (Movie)

Assistant to Line Producer (Line Producer)
Other (3)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 (Movie)

(to producers) (Assistant)

Custody of the Heart (TV Show)

Assistant

Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Biography

Filmmaker Brad Peyton had a flair for unique storytelling even during his early days. Born in Newfoundland in 1978, he took an interest in art at a young age. It was during his senior year at the Canadian Film Center that he crafted a short film called "Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl" (2002) that would set him on the path to creative success. The Edward Gorey-inspired tale of an undead heroine who tries unsuccessfully to kill herself was nominated for a Genie award, and Peyton found himself on the radar of some major players in the animation scene. In 2006, Peyton pitched a stop-motion animation series to the CBC called "What It's Like Being Alone" (CBC, 2006). The show's mix of Victorian fantasy, black comedy, and gothic horror made it a cult sensation, though it lasted only 13 episodes. Soon, however, Peyton was busy directing his first feature film, a big-budget family action romp called "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" (2010). A sequel to "Cats & Dogs" (2001), the film was animation-intensive, and Peyton spent two years finishing the project. In the end, his meticulousness paid off. For his next movie, Peyton was given the chance to direct an even bigger fantasy-adventure sequel, working with action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" (2012). The director re-teamed with Johnson for the big-budget action thriller "San Andreas" (2015).

Relationships

Breanne Hill Actor

Girlfriend

Milestones

2015

Directed his second film with star Dwayne Johnson, action thriller "San Andreas."

2010

Was given his first chance to direct a feature film with "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," a big-budget sequel to the 2001 film "Cats & Dogs."

2006

Directed the short-lived stop-motion animated series "What It's Like Being Alone" for the CBC.

2002

Was nominated for a Genie award for Best Live Action Short Drama for his short film "Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl."

Bonus Trivia

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Spent two years in production on the film "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore."

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Pitched his gothically themed stop-motion animation series "What It's Like Being Alone" to CBC execs via a video short of the show's main character describing the premise, then getting her head chopped off, resulting in a blood-spatter that formed the CBC logo.

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Directed his cast and crew as they shot within a 700,000 gallon tank for the underwater scenes in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island."

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