Peter Gilbert

Director of photography, Producer
Peter Gilbert was a respected director of photography working out of Chicago with many credits on music videos, PBS specials and series when he teamed with documentarians Steve James and Frederick Marx to handle the ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1956

Filmography

Producer (21)

Little Sister 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Digging for Fire 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Queen of Earth 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Queen of Earth 2015 (Movie)

(Forager) (Associate Producer)

Unexpected 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Dish & The Spoon 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dish & The Spoon 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Risk/Reward 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

With All Deliberate Speed 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stevie 2003 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

A Time for Dancing 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

It's The Rage 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

Talk to Me: Hostage Negotiators of the NYPD 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Men With Guns 1998 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Vietnam Long Time Coming 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Prefontaine 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sports Illustrated Olympic Special: A Prelude to the Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Hoop Dreams 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Deadline (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Higher Goals (TV Show)

Producer
Camera, Film, & Tape (20)

Andrew Bird: Fever Year 2010 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Burning Ice 2010 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

The New Americans 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Camera

With All Deliberate Speed 2004 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Stevie 2003 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Animal Einsteins 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Camera

Vietnam Long Time Coming 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Prefontaine 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pride Divide 1997 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Prime Time Primates 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Photography

Blink 1994 (Movie)

camera work (Camera)

Hoop Dreams 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Age Seven in America 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

American Dream 1992 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Scientific American Frontiers (02/12/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Photography

The Long Way Home 1988 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

14 Up in America (TV Show)

Cinematographer

Missing Persons (TV Show)

Camera Operator

Quincy Jones: In the Pocket (TV Show)

Camera

There Are No Children Here (TV Show)

Camera
Director (5)

Burning Ice 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

With All Deliberate Speed 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

A Time for Dancing 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Vietnam Long Time Coming 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

At the Death House Door (TV Show)

Director

Biography

Peter Gilbert was a respected director of photography working out of Chicago with many credits on music videos, PBS specials and series when he teamed with documentarians Steve James and Frederick Marx to handle the cinematography on a project about ghetto youths pursuing their dreams of playing professional basketball. They shot more than 250 hours worth of video which was eventually edited down to the three hour "Hoop Dreams" (1994), praised as one of the best films of the year. Despite its acclaim, appearance on virtually every Ten Best List and numerous awards from critics groups, the feature failed to win an Oscar nomination in the documentary category. (Unused footage had also been seen in the companion TV program "Higher Goals" which aired on PBS in 1992.)

Milestones

2000

Signed to make solo directorial debut on "A Time for Dancing"

1999

Co-directed "All the Rage/It's the Rage"; screened at Toronto; premiered on Cinemax in April 2000; also produced

1997

Produced and shot the feature film "Prefontaine", directed by Steve James

1994

"Hoop Dreams" released; Gilbert was credited as a producer and as director of photography

1992

Was director of photography and producer for the PBS special "Higher Goals", a documentary and precursor to "Hoop Dreams"

1990

Was director of photography for Academy Award-winning documentary "American Dream"

1989

Shot Michael Apted's documentary "The Long Way Home"

1987

With Frederick Marx and Steve James, began work on what was to become "Hoop Dreams"

Formed Longshot Productions with Steve James

Served as camera operator for the ABC series "Missing Persons"

Signed two-year deal with Disney

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