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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 soundtrack and earned rave reviews when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival that same year.

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 cinematographer and 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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