Peter Marshall Smith

Peter Marshall Smith

Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Peter

Peter is a filmmaker and the co-founder of Lasrever, an independent production company based in Los Angeles. He is an editor and a member of MPEG Local 700. His editorial experience includes commercials, narrative and documentary films. He was a producer and editor for the feature length documentary, Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas, which won Best Foreign Film and the Golden Palm Award for Best Picture at the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival. The documentary was broadcast on ARTE, and is now available on Amazon Prime.

Currently an Editor at VAULT, a division of VMLY&R. Until recently Peter was an editor at Garage Team Mazda, a bespoke WPP agency created for Mazda. Previously, as an editor at TBWA\Chiat\Day, his clients included Southwest, Nissan, Sony, Infiniti, Grammy's, Pepsi, Visa Olympics and Bare Escentuals. He edited the supertease and online promo content for GT Academy USA, a reality television show wherein video gamers competed for a chance to become a real race car driver. The show won a Gold Lion for Branded Entertainment at Cannes Lions 2012, and a Gold Pencil at the 2012 One Show.

In 2003, Peter co-founded Lasrever to produce narrative and commercial content. Lasrever's clients have included DIRECTV, Lincoln, Nissan, Sports Illustrated, ACLU, PlayStation, and others. He directed and edited multiple award-winning short films, including Here It Comes, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, and shown on MTV. He was the principal director and editor of The Underground, a TV show on LA36. His latest directorial effort, Lost Weekend, is a darkly comedic short film that premiered at the 2019 Beverly Hills Film Festival and was screened on the opening night of the 2019 ARPA International Film Festival. His previous screenplay credits include Charlie Hustle, an indie crime film, and White Tuna, an acclaimed television pilot. He graduated with a BA in Theater from UCLA.




    WHITE TUNA Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Drama Aided by an aging Western lawman, an American reporter uncovers proof connecting the ruling class of Mexico to a drug smuggling operation, and must flee the country to protect his source’s 6-year-old son.


  • Charlie Hustle

    Charlie Hustle (2020)
    Film (Crime) Writer A prodigal son, on the run with the woman he loves, turns to a life of crime as an enforcer for a notorious loan shark, his father.

  • Lost Weekend

    Lost Weekend (2019)
    Film by Lasrever (Comedy) Director / Editor / DP A rock star awakens in a strange woman's bedroom in the Hollywood Hills. To complicate matters, the woman is married, her dog is missing and her butler has dreams of stardom. As events unravel, hi-jinks ensue.

  • Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas

    Tupamaro: Urban Guerrillas (2018)
    Film by The Underground Documentary Group (Documentary) Producer / Lead Editor A deep dive into the violent world of the Tupamaros -- leftist vigilantes that patrol the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, fighting gangsters, government forces and even themselves.

  • Widowmaker

    Widowmaker (2010)
    Film by Lasrever (Western and Short) Director / Editor / Co-Writer Exchanging lead for soul always comes with a cost. Jury Winner 48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles 2010.

  • Year of the Rabbit

    Year of the Rabbit (2009)
    Film by Lasrever (Sci-Fi and Short) Writer / Director / Editor Welcome to a brave new world where a multinational telecommunications conglomerate has developed an online 3D cyberspace with an advanced optical interface, allowing the user to see and interact with a virtual reality.

  • Bolivia: Don't Tread on Me

    Bolivia: Don't Tread on Me (2009)
    Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Co-Director / Editor The recent election of Bolivia's first indigenous president has provoked rich landowners to secede from the central government.

  • All Fired Up

    All Fired Up (2009)
    Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Co-Director / Editor An elderly veteran of the civil rights movement who marched with Martin Luther King, details her experience with racial segregation as a youth in the midst of the historical election of the first African American president.

  • Nicaragua: A Dying Generation

    Nicaragua: A Dying Generation (2009)
    Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Producer / Editor In 2006, Nicaragua banned all forms of abortion including therapeutic abortions, which are operations to save the mother's life, after a furious campaign by the Catholic Church. The new law also established jail sentences of 6 to 30 years for women who terminate their pregnancies and doctors who perform the procedure. As a result, the deaths of women who have had "back alley abortions" have skyrocketed infuriating human and women's rights groups all over the world. It is somewhat ironic that Nicaragua's leftist government approved the law. However, this was largely due to their attempts to appease the powerful Catholic Church in exchange for the church's support for their anti-poverty measures. The Underground went to Nicaragua in 2008 to film interviews with the families of the victims, human rights groups, representatives of the Catholic Church, and government officials - this short documentary is the result. Since then this film has been used by several human rights groups as ... Written by Matt Weinglass

  • Street Samurai

    Street Samurai (2008)
    Film by Lasrever (Action, Crime and Short) Writer / Director / Editor The murder of an elite assassin has broken a long-standing peace between the Cartel and the Yakuza. Now the son of the Street Samurai has taken up his sword, with a mission to find his father's murderers and make them pay in kind.

  • Brutal

    Brutal (2008)
    Film by Lasrever (Thriller and Short) Director / Editor A con-woman draws her mark into a dangerous blackmail scheme with deadly consequences.

  • Freaks Like Us

    Freaks Like Us (2008)
    Film by The Underground (Documentary and Short) Producer / Editor The Highway to Change. A non-stop drag out 15-hour road trip, from the California deserts through the Colorado Rockies to the Democratic National Convention of 2008.

  • Sadly, Too Late

    Sadly, Too Late (2007)
    Film by Lasrever (Comedy and Short) Director / Editor At Jane's video store, it's all mixed together. At Tristan's coffee shop, there are things that don't mix. When she asks him out, is it the beginning of some Mom & Pop business?

  • Who You Know

    Who You Know (2006)
    Film by Lasrever (Comedy and Short) Director / Editor / DP They say making it in LA is not about talent, it's about who you know. Well, Who You Know, follows the lives of 7 eccentric artists and 1 regular guy trying to sell out stadiums without selling out, trying to get laid without getting screwed, and trying to live and love in L.A. without going (even more) insane. Who You Know takes an intimate and scary-honest look at the L.A. you never see, the L.A. that no one in their right mind would ever fantasize about. Who You Know isn't about getting off the bus from Omaha and being handed a contract role on a soap opera by the biggest producer in town because, "you've got that special something, kid." Not even close. Written by Ernessa T. Carter

  • The Underground

    The Underground (2006)
    Television by The Underground (Documentary) Writer / Director / Editor / DP The goal is to promote thought, and rattle the institutional cages that say there's no such thing as quality underground television.

  • In Memory of Rusty

    In Memory of Rusty (2006)
    Film by Lasrever (Drama and Short) Director / Editor / DP A special kind of family film. The dysfunctional kind.

  • Hard-Wired

    Hard-Wired (2005)
    Film by Lasrever (Crime and Short) Co-Writer / Director / Producer Wireless Internet security is a combination of prevention, detection, and response. Although barriers exist, there are ways through them. Hackers find those ways. One hacker has devised an exploit to pull off the largest bank heist in history - 2.5 billion dollars netted in 77 lines of code - all by way of the internet, where information is at your fingertips, but wisdom is out of reach. Written by Lasrever

  • Honor Among Thieves

    Honor Among Thieves (2004)
    Film by Lasrever (Thriller and Short) Co-Writer / Director Two thieves, in love with money and the same woman, clip Vegas with a sophisticated system of button cameras, wireless transmitters, and listening devices. They take the casino for enough to incur its wrath and become the targets of revenge, even among each other. Written by Lasrever

  • Here It Comes

    Here It Comes (1999)
    Film (Drama and Short) Director / Co-Editor A lyrical examination of a young, reckless kid who can't communicate with his mother. The choices he makes in life, he makes unconsciously, but they still have deadly consequences.

  • GT Academy USA

    GT Academy USA
    TV Series Editorial department


  • Semifinalist, Stage 32 Television Script Competition (co-writer, White Tuna)

  • Finalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship (co-writer, White Tuna)

  • Finalist, The Script Lab - TSL Free Screenplay Contest (co-writer, White Tuna)

  • Semifinalist, ScreenCraft Drama Competition (co-writer, White Tuna)

  • Semifinalist, CineStory TV Retreat and Fellowship Competition (co-writer, White Tuna)

  • Best Documentary Feature, Los Angeles Film Awards '17 (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)

  • Golden Palm Award & Best Foreign Film, Beverly Hills Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)

  • Best Feature Documentary UK Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)

  • Golden Lion for Best Documentary, Barcelona International Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)

  • Silver Palm Award for Best Documentary, Mexico Intl Film Festival (editor/producer, TUPAMARO)

  • Cannes Bronze Lion for Branded Entertainment (as editor of GT Academy S2)

  • Cannes Gold Lion for Branded Entertainment (as editor of GT Academy S1)

  • Gold Pencil at One Show (as editor of GT Academy S1)

  • Best Next Award AICP/Next Show (as editor of GT Academy S1)

  • Jury award for "Widowmaker" Best of 48 Hour Film Project LA

  • Best Acting ensemble and Best Cinematography for "In Memory of Rusty" 48 Hour Film Project LA


  • UCLA

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