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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DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films
October 24, 2017

DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films

Fall is upon us and that means DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, is right around the corner.  SVA SocDoc is thrilled to announce a full lineup of alumni and faculty films and panels. Read More
Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)
October 20, 2017

Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)

Are you interested in combining social activism and creativity? Passionate about storytelling? The Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings
September 28, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings

If you're interested in 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
7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More