Olivia and Madeleine Peters

Canada
1996
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Olivia and Madeleine Peters are a sister filmmaking duo originally hailing from Toronto, Canada. Olivia has directed and shot numerous projects ranging narrative, art and fashion. She approaches filmmaking in a meticulous way, through quiet and highly visual scripts complemented with non-linear editing. Olivia finds balance experimenting with a stylized color palette and harnessing naturally occurring light to shape her filmic worlds. Since graduating NYU Film last spring, Olivia has worked with Valentino, Prada, Balmain, H&M, Skyy Vodka, Patrick Church, and shot editorial films for Paper, V Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. Her directorial debut, “Ambivalence,” which she shot with the help of her sister, is currently in the festival circuit and set to premiere this July. Madeleine Peters is a director and electronic film composer. For the past 4 years, Madeleine has worked as a leading director of photography on the Vice Daily News show, and has travelled across the US and internationally to South Korea, Africa, The Philippines, Iceland, Denmark, and Greenland covering key political events and breaking news stories. A talented composer, Madeleine has scored and sound designed multiple film collaborations with her sister, Olivia.
Together the sister’s work spans experimental and documentary. Their style uses an eclectic mixture of mediums to create unconventional pieces. Through texture and collage they explore time and question to what extent things exist in reality or are a distorted memory. In Summer 2015, the pair travelled to Latvia to create a film about their Grandmother, memory and genealogy. Last fall, their film “BLUE”, screened at the Nature Technology Art Exhibition in Brooklyn, NY. The sisters are currently in post for their experimental film, “Midnattsol”, shot in remote Lofoten, Norway. They are in the early stages for a feature based on their Grandmother’s life in WWII Latvia, and in pre-production for a documentary they hope to complete Spring 2020.

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