Peter Mettler (Canada)

Based both in Switzerland and Canada, Peter Mettler (born 1958, Toronto) is a strong supporter of independent creativity, having collaborated with numerous filmmakers, artists and musicians such as Werner Penzel, Michael Ondaatje, Atom Egoyan, Peter Weber, Fred Frith, Jim O'Rourke, Tom Kuo, Alexandra Rockingham Gill, Robert Lepage, Andreas Züst, and many others.

Melding intuitive processes with drama, essay, experiment or documentation, his own films hold a unique and influential position in creative expression not only in film but also in new art forms where cinema and other disciplines merge. Meditations on our world, rooted in personal experience, his works reflect the visions and wonder of their characters and audiences alike. Mettler’s films have garnered many prizes and been the focus of several retrospectives internationally.

Additional artistic activities include a wide range of ongoing engagements in music, dance and photography. Over the years Mettler has presented photographic gallery exhibitions in Europe and Canada. More recently he has been experimenting with live sound and image mixing performances with a diversity of musical artists in an extremity of locales ranging from radio theatres to dance clubs and wilderness locations.

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Filmography

  • Becoming Animal
    2018
  • Broken Land
    2014
  • The End of Time
    2012
  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands
    2009
  • Away
    2007
  • Shostakovitch / Notes in Silence
    2007
  • Gambling, Gods and LSD
    2002
  • Balifilm
    1996
  • Picture of Light
    1994
  • Tectonic Plates
    1992
  • The Top of his Head
    1989
  • Eastern Avenue
    1985
  • Scissere
    1982
  • Lancalot Freely
    1980

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