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About

 

Peter Simonite is a cinematographer originally from Austin, Texas. Starting at a young age, Peter developed his skills working as a Camera Assistant and Operator under the mentorship of many legendary cameramen including Emmanuel Lubezki, Dante Spinotti, John Alonzo, Benoit Delhomme, Bruno Delbonnel, Robert Yeoman, Caleb Deschanel, Dean Semler, Lazlo Kovaks, Edu Grau and Daniel Pearl.

As a 2nd Unit and Additional Photography Cinematographer, Peter contributed to such films as Terrence Malick’s heart-wrenching romantic drama To the WonderSong to Song and the critically acclaimed The Tree of Life starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain.

His current feature film Voice From The Stone was shot in Tuscany and stars Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones). In 2015, The Perfect Guy starring Michael Ealy opened at #1 at the North American box-office. His first feature, Skateland, premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Competition. Peter’s second film, Fairhaven starring Sarah Paulson, premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival in 2012, receiving critical acclaim.

His music video Postcard From 1952 for Explosions in The Sky topped several best-of-the-year lists in 2012, including those compiled by NPR and TIME Magazine.


 

Feature films
 

THE PERFECT GUY
DIR: DAVID ROSENTHAL / SONY SCREEN GEMS 
VOICE FROM THE STONE
DIR: ERIC HOWELL / ZANUCK INDEPENDENT 
SONG TO SONG
TERRENCE MALICK Additional Photography w/Emmanuel Lubezki, a.s.c. / DIR: TERRENCE MALICK / BUCKEYE PICTURES 
NO PLACE ON EARTH
Co-Director of Photography with Eduard Grau / DIR: JANET TOBIAS 
TO THE WONDER
Additional Photography w/Emmanuel Lubezki, a.s.c. / DIR: TERRENCE MALICK / BUCKEYE PICTURES 
FAIRHAVEN
DIR: TOM O’BRIEN / ATLANTIC PICURES 
THE BRASS TEAPOT
DIR: RAMAA MOSLEY / MAGNOLIA PICTURES 
SKATELAND
DIR: ANTHONY BURNS / FREEMAN FILM 
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
2nd Unit with Daniel Pearl, a.s.c. / DIR: MARCUS NISPEL / NEW LINE CINEMA 
THE TREE OF LIFE
2nd Unit with Emmanuel Lubezki, a,.s.c / DIR: TERRENCE MALICK / FOX SEARCHLIGHT 
ARTHUR NEWMAN
2nd Unit with Eduard Grau, a.s.c / DIR: DANTE ARIOLA / CROSS CREEK PICTURES 
THE APPARITION
2nd Unit with Daniel Pearl, a.s.c. / DIR: TODD LINCOLN / WARNER BROS. 
SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA
2nd Unit with David Mullen, a.s.c / DIR: MATTHEW DEAN RUSSELL / VISIO ENTERTAINMENT 
THE WENDELL BAKER STORY
2nd Unit with Steve Mason / DIR: ANDREW WILSON / THINKFILM 
WELCOME HOME, ROSCOE JENKINS
Additional Photography with Greg Gardiner / DIR: MALCOLM D. LEE / UNIVERSAL PICTURES

television
 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
VARIOUS / Camera Operator & 2nd unit DP, Season 1, 6 Episodes

MEET JANE
DIR: JEFFREY NACHMANOFF / LIFETIME NBC


commercials
 

SAMSUNG "Bus"
DIR: THE GUARD BROTHERS SMUGGLER
SAMSUNG "Lecture"
DIR: THE GUARD BROTHERS SMUGGLER
APPLE "h.o.a."
DIR: CHRIS WILCHA / PARK PICTURES
HILLARY CLINTON “Captain Khan“
DIR: KIEF DAVIDSON / PARK PICTURES
APPLE "New Beginnings"
DIR: MERCADANTES / PARK PICTURES 
APPLE BEATS"Tell me when to go"
2nd unit with Chris Soos / DIR: DANTE ARIOLA / MJZ  
VOLKSWAGEN "Sun Chasers"
DIR: ARNI THOR JONSSON / SOFT CITIZEN  
TOYOTA “Euphoria,” “Emotion”
DIR: BASTIAN GLAESSNER / PARK PICTURES
SILVERCAR
FRANK CORACI / PULSE FILMS
WALMART
DIR: BRAM VAN RIET / CAVIAR
FORD
DIR: JONATHAN NOTARO / BRAND NEW SCHOOL
LIFETIME "Fempire"
DIR: MARK & SPENCER / CURFEW
SEATTLE’S BEST COFFEE
DIR: RAYMOND BARK / GARTNER
GOOGLE
DIR: SIMON COLE / B-REEL
TIDE
DIR: JOHAN PERJUS / B-REEL
CANON
DIR: DOCTOR TWINS /CAP GUN COLLECTIVE
TEXAS DEPT. OF HEALTH
DIR: TERRY RIETTA / GARTNER
BANK OF AMERICA
DIR: DAVID FRANKHAM /SMUGGLER
SC JOHNSON
DIR: GUARD BROTHERS / SMUGGLER
LBJ
DIR: The MALLOYs / HSI SAP DIR: DANTE ARIOLA / MJZ
WEIGHT WATCHERS
DIR: The MALLOYs / HSI
APPLE "iTunes festival"
DIR: The MALLOYs / HSI
LAND ROVER
2nd unit with Phillipe Lesourd / DIR: DANTE ARIOLA / MJZ
G.E. “Childlike Imagination”
2nd unit with Benoit Delhomme / DIR: Dante Ariola / MJZ
BUD LIGHT
DIR: DOCTOR TWINS / CAP GUN COLLECTIVE
INTEL
DIR: DANTE ARIOLA / MJZ
ROLEX
DIR: DANTE ARIOLA / MJZ
CANON "Man and Beast"
2nd unit with Jeff Cronenweth / DIR: DANTE ARIOLA / MJZ
SC JOHNSON
DIR: GUARD BROTHERS / SMUGGLER
ANN TAYLOR LOFT
DIR: ANTONIO CAMPOS / BORDERLINE
NIKE
DIR: FRANK BUDGEN / GORGEOUS
AUDI
DIR: GUARD BROTHERS / SMUGGLER
STATE FARM
DIR: GUARD BROTHERS / SMUGGLER
WESTERN UNION
DIR: DAVID POPESCU / HOOLIGAN FILMWORKS
THERA-GESIC
DIR: DAVID POPESCU / HOOLIGAN FILMWORKS
SAUZA
DIR: The MALLOYs / HSI

music videos
 

SPOON “Sister Jack”
DIR: PETER SIMONITE / MERGE RECORDS 

SPOON “Jealousy”
DIR: PETER SIMONITE / MERGE RECORDS 

SOUND TEAM “Your Eyes Are Liars”
DIR: PETER SIMONITE /CAPITOL RECORDS 

EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY “Postcard from 1952"
DIR: PETER SIMONITE / TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LTD.