Peter Peake is a freelance animation director and filmmaker working largely with UK-based Aardman Animations. His first short ‘Pib & Pog’ (1994) won the McLaren Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA. ‘Humdrum’ (1998) also won the McLaren and was nominated for an Oscar and BAFTA.
In 2002 he directed ‘Robbie the Reindeer 2 – Legend of the Lost Tribe’ for Comic Relief/BBC Worldwide, winning an International Emmy, and made ‘Out of Joint’ for SWScreen, shortlisted for Best Short and Best Comedy in the British Animation Awards. He wrote and directed a mini-series of ‘Pib & Pog’ (2006) and ‘JellyBeats’ (2008), online shorts based on characters he created, followed by his next short ‘Pythagasaurus’ (2011). In 2017 he completed production on ‘Take Rabbit’, a self-funded short film which won him his third McLaren Award.