Director/Cinematographer/Producer Larry Peter has been in the film industry since 1985. His first project was composing the musical score for a documentary on the renovation of Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, “Urban Eden.” This film won the Gold Award at the Film Festival of the Americas
Between 1985 and 1993 he produced commercials for Coca Cola, Crisco, Anheuser-Busch, Yamaha, Popeyes Chicken and scores of other national and regional clients. Also produced were documentaries on llama farming in the South and the work of renowned artist/jewelry designer, Mignon Faget. Larry’s work has been the recipient of dozens of ADDY and TELLY awards.
In 1993 Larry “retired” from the traveling involved in production to devote his time to raising a family and opened a post-production company in New Orleans, providing editing, music composition and special effects to the film industry. He was voted New Orleans’ Advertising Person of the Year in 2001.
In 2005, following hurricane Katrina, he moved with his family to Indiana and in 2008, with his children grown, once again began directing and filming. Along with commercial and industrial projects for Louisiana and Midwest clients, he produced a documentary in 2010, “The Art of Living,” currently airing to rave reviews on PBS affiliates, with strong DVD sales.
Larry is in the final post production stages of a new feature-length documentary, "They Wore the Red Suit," which examines the vocation and history of professional Santa Clauses. Private screenings and film festival submissions are ongoing as of March 2013.
Samples of Larry's video and music production can be viewed at: http://www.powerplantonline.com