PETER SOLLETT [Director] is an acclaimed and versatile
filmmaker known for telling humanistic
stories featuring complex, relatable and interesting characters.
Sollett made his feature directorial debut with the coming-of-age drama
RAISING VICTOR VARGAS. The
critically acclaimed film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, and was
released by Samuel
Goldwyn Films the next year. It garnered five Independent Spirit Award
Nominations, including three for
Sollett for writing, directing and producing.
Sollett also directed NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST starring Michael
Cera and Kat Dennings,
which was released by Columbia Pictures in 2008. The comedy/drama featured a hit
earned rave reviews when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival that same
Sollett graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and
during his time there, he
directed and wrote the short film FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING. Sollett was also
co-editor on the short, which centered on a young boy growing up in New York
City's Lower East Side.
The short film was widely praised and was awarded the Best Short Film Prize at
the Sundance Film
Festival and the Cannes Film Festival.
Currently Sollett serves as a creative advisor at the Sundance Director's Lab
and is a professor of Cinema
at the University of Southern California's prestigious School of Cinematic Arts.
Born and raised in New
York City, Sollett currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
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