Peter Glantz is an influential theater and film director who has guided underground and commercial performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and his home base of Providence, RI. His touring shows have traveled to over 30 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada appearing in state parks, rock clubs, abandoned buildings, museums, and even the occasional theater. He is honored to have directed performers that include Andrew W.K., Becky Stark, and Miranda July, and worked with artists including Jacob Ciocci and Ben Jones from Paper Rad, Leif Goldberg from Forcefield, Erin Rosenthal, Jim Drain, Ron Rege, Jr., and Kevin Hooyman.
2012 saw Peter co-write/direct (with Becky Stark) a series of shorts entitled Worldword! that will be on MTV’s revamp of Liquid Television, direct a music video for Grammy winners Wilco that garnered praise from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and NPR, and launch the independent series We Can Do It! featuring guests including John C. Reilly, Damian Kulash (OK Go), and Jena Malone (Donnie Darko/Hunger Games). His new solo performance The World premiered in October at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.
Peter’s documentary (co-directed with Nick Noe) “Lightning Bolt – Power of Salad” is considered a seminal DIY concert film and is ranked #22 in the IMDB’s top 100 Rock Documentaries. His award winning documentary series “Beyond The Spin” featured political luminaries like John Kerry, Dennis Kucinich, Joe Lieberman, and John Edwards among others. Recently, Peter has directed colorful and high energy music videos working with influential musicians like Wilco, Lavender Diamond, The USA Is A Monster, and Andrew W.K. Peter first worked in the independent film industry as legendary filmmaker Roger Corman’s assistant and then story editor where he worked with Corman on nine films and the Sci-Fi network TV series, “Black Scorpion.”
His projects have been featured many times in the press, including The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Wire Magazine, Pitchfork.com, NPR, Boing Boing, AP magazine, and around the blogoshpere as well as discussed in thesis dissertations, besides roaring campfires, and in temporary autonomous zones throughout North America.
On both stage and screen, Peter has a signature whimsical visual style that combines a total commitment to fun and capturing the spirit and truth of the subject, story, or song. He currently lives in Providence, RI with his sweetheart artist Meredith Stern and their two cats Gandalf and Jello, although you will frequently find him in New York, LA, or deep in the woods - wherever the latest dream transports him.