Peter Vandall

Peter Vandall

Peter is an American Patriot who was born in Rye, New Hampshire on July 20th, 1981. At 18 months of age, Peter moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where his father worked in the marketing industry, while his mother worked as a recovery room nurse. He has three brothers named John, Michael, and Matthew. He also has one sister, who goes by the name of Jill. Peter attended high school, and then graduated. He spent 13th through 16th grade at the University of Rhode Island, where he majored in Political Science. During his senior year, he enrolled in a film course, which changed his life forever. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003, Peter found employment at two production companies that both produced programming for Food Network. Over the years, Peter was a production assistant, assistant editor, offline editor, and online editor. Knowing that he needed a change of pace, Peter applied and was quickly accepted to SVA’s Masters program in Social Documentary Film. His decision to attend SVA is among his top five best decisions he has ever made in his entire life. Peter is married to his beloved wife Carolyn, whom he has loved for the past decade. They both reside in Norwalk, Connecticut, where they are raising a small white dog named Daisy, who is two years old. Peter believes that hard work, humor, and kindness are the essential ingredients for a rich and fulfilling life. His favorite movies are Jaws, Ghostbusters, and Outside Providence. His favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs.

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Application Info Session Jan 22
January 11, 2018

Application Info Session Jan 22

SocDoc is hosting an online info session ahead of our application deadline. Drop in to this online info session anytime from 3-6pm EST to have your questions answered – whether you have a query about the application process, or want more details on the program and department itself. Read More
Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman
January 11, 2018

Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting one of America’s best known documentary filmmakers, Frederick Wiseman, to give a masterclass for SVA students following the recent release of his 41st documentary Ex Libris – The New Yor Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings
December 20, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings

If you're considering joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings. Read More
NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives
December 06, 2017

NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives

We are excited to announce that new this year, SocDoc is expanding our class offerings to include a couple of weekend-long workshops as well as a two-week summer session. These classes are all open to the public.

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