Peter Wick is an award-winning independent filmmaker and writer. He has Produced, Written, Directed, and acted in three low budget independent feature films, all with the support of grants from Seattle non-profit Northwest Film Forum. All three films have won film festival awards. Most recently Wick won "Best Director" at the New York Int'l Film Festival for his 2011 feature, "Rock Paper Scissors" (available on Amazon video and DVD). His prior feature, 2008's "Movie Pizza Love" (also available on Amazon video and DVD), has turned up on more than 100 'Favorite films' lists around the world.
Wick's first novel, "Key West," was published in 2013 by Wheelman Press. The book has sold in the thousands. Greg Banks, founder and publisher of Wheelman Press, suffered health issues in 2014, and could no longer run the publishing company. Wick will always be grateful to Banks for helping Wick establish Azzurri Publishing. Wick runs the company in honor of Banks original decision to publish the Key West series.
Key West is followed up by three "Companion Episodes," which exist separately as Kindle-only novellas, and together in the compendium, "Key West - The Companion Episodes."
Recently Wick has published the humorous novella, "It Is What It Is," and enjoys a sizeable readership at his blog, "Simple Displeasures."
Wick has also performed stand-up comedy around the U.S. and on a given night can be found performing on a stage somewhere in the Los Angeles area.
Name: Peter Wick
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Azzurri Productions - Azzurri Publishing
Occupation: Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Comedian
Rock Paper Scissors
Film (Drama) Actor Marty and Lana were High School sweethearts years ago. A random twist of fate has brought them together. She's married he's not. Old passions come to the surface. Will they play with fire?
Movie Pizza Love
Film (Comedy) Actor A movie-within-a-movie. But the lines get blurred between what is THE MOVIE, and what is the MOVIE-WITHIN-THE-MOVIE. Art is making a movie about his singer-songwriter friend Lisa. Gradually he learns that she is more important than the movie or his own ego. Written by Anonymous
Long Strange Trip, or The Writer, the Naked Girl, and the Guy with a Hole in His Head
Film Actor As magazine writer Phil Austin arrives for work in the morning he is struggling to deal with the end of his relationship with his Editor Andrea, the end of his weekly column, and the cancellation of his book contract. Humbled, he reluctantly takes on an interview assignment, and heads for a stip club to interview stripper Becca. She is looking for an escape from her present life, and Phil, feeling he has little to lose at the moment, agrees to drive her north into the sticks, to her Father's Survivalist Compound, knowing little of what he is getting himself into, nor how far or where he is going. Once Becca's brother Lars joins up, the road trip becomes a slow humorous descent into absurdity. Amusingly borrowing plot from "Apocalypse Now," (the film is officially and "homage"), the Canadian border reflects "Apocalypse"'s crossing into Cambodia," and the dad provides a twisted version of nod to Brando's Kurtz. All the while, the story manages to balance it's humor with a subtle ... Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Adventure, Drama and History) Actor Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade. Written by Rob Hartill
Star Trek: Voyager
Television (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Actor The Federation starship USS Voyager, chasing a band of Maquis rebels, enters the dangerous space nebula known as the Badlands. Both ships are transported by a distant space probe to the Delta Quadrant, 75,000 light-years from Federation space. Voyager's crew and the Maquis form an uneasy truce to rescue crewmen of both ships, kidnapped by the probe's builder, the powerful, dying Caretaker. The Maquis ship is destroyed in a battle with the warlike Kazons. To prevent a Kazon aggression against a helpless world, Voyager destroys the space probe. Without the probe, it will take 75 years for Voyager to travel back to Federation space. With the differences between them rendered meaningless by time and distance, The Federation and Maquis crews unite aboard Voyager. Together, they embark on their new mission: to boldly go - home. Written by Anthony Bruce Gilpin <email@example.com>
Television (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor In the year 2258, it is ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. Commander Sinclair takes command of a giant five-mile-long cylindrical space station, orbiting a planet in neutral space. At a crossroads of interstellar commerce and diplomacy, Cmdr Sinclair (2d season Captain Sheridan) must try to establish peace and prosperity between various interstellar empires, all the while fighting forces from within the Earth Alliance. It is a precarious command, particularly given that sabotage led to the destruction of Babylon stations 1, 2, and 3 and 4 vanished without trace. Written by Tony Lammens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Television medical drama in soap-opera style. Surgeons Jeffrey Geiger and Aaron Shutte battle valiantly for their patients, often coming into conflict with the hospital administration, run by Dr. Phillip Watters. Their cases are usually ethically complex, highly sensationalistic, and very melodramatic. Meanwhile, Jeffrey and Aaron, who are best friends, commiserate about the shambles their tumultuous personal lives have become.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Film (Comedy, Crime and Music) Actor Three would be rockers Chazz, Rex and Pip, known as The Lone Rangers plan to play their demo on a recording company, but then they're turned down rudely. Then they decide to try the famous rock n' roll radio station, but are not accepted either. Then they decide arm themselves with squirt guns and take the station hostage for not playing their demo. But the three get more than what they have bargained for. Written by Emphinix
Television (Drama) Actor This popular TV drama depicted life in a large Los Angeles law firm. The plots were strongly character-based and dealt with both the personal lives and professional activities of the partners, associates, and staff. Scenes centered around the courtroom and the law offices. Often, an episode would open with a surprising twist, which would then be played out during the rest of the show. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Wayne's World 2
Film (Comedy and Music) Actor Wayne is back, this time trying to organize a rock festival with help from friend Garth and the spirit of Jim Morrison (Doors). Meanwhile, his girlfriend's manager is busy trying to woo her away from Wayne and move her to LA. Life gets interesting when Wayne must rush from the concert to try and stop the wedding. Aerosmith are featured at the concert. Written by Tony Bridges <email@example.com>
Best Director - NYIFF - "Rock Paper Scissors"
Indiefest - Feature Film Award of Merit - "Movie Pizza Love"
Most Promising Director - NYIIFVF - "Long Strange Trip"