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Peter Mettler
b.
September 7, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario


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Peter Mettler became interested in film at an early age, making his first films when he was 18-years-old. He went on to make Lancalot Freely (1980) and Gregory (1981), and the award-winning feature film Scissere (1982). In addition to his own work as a director, Mettler is an acclaimed cinematographer, working with Atom Egoyan on his first two films, as well as the early works of Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald, Jeremy Podeswa, Ron Mann and many other independent film makers in the 1980s. His most recent film, The End of Time had its Canadian premiere in the Masters program at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It is the final film in a trilogy of works that explores the limits of what can be expressed in cinema, following Picture of Light (1994) and Gambling, Gods & LSD (2002). These are his credits as a Director:

Official website
Paradox and Wonder: The Cinema of Peter Mettler, by Tom McSorley.

Watch Peter Mettler talk about the making of The End of Time




Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release


Super 8 (1976)
Reverie (1976)

Lancalot Freely (1980)
Gregory (1981)
Scissere (1982)
Eastern Avenue (1985)
The Top of His Head (1989)

Tectonic Plates (1992)
Picture of Light (1994)
Balifilm (1997)

Gambling, Gods and LSD (2002)
Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands (2009)

The End of Time (2012)







<The End of Time, movie poster>




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