"Fame" Rock Theater Show performance at USC School of Theater.
Received La Salle High School Alumni Arts Hall of Fame Award in 1990 for his body of work in art, music, writing, theater, and film.
"Rachel" (1994) was shot in Pasadena and Glendora, CA and distributed worldwide. It received the Silver Award at the 1995 Chicago International Film Festival as well as the Bronze Award at the 1995 International Cindy Competition in San Diego, CA.
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Photos - Joseph D. Peters
"Tango in the Dark" was included in the PRO-Content Media promotional brochure at the 2019 NAPTE event in Miami. Besides "Tango in the Dark", two other feature film projects, "Blood on the streets" and "A Silence Within" were included in the PRO-Content brochure for the 2019 Produced By Conference in Burbank, CA.
After making a number of short films, music videos, and one documentary, Renaissance Productions, Ltd. begins to travel to various Latin American locations. Over the next several years, RPL begins its preparation of several feature film projects (thrillers with action and romance) designed for the Latin market. Our first stop was in Bogota, Colombia. We scouted locations and enjoyed the hospitality of the people.
"Emotions" (1999) was shot in Pasadena and San Dimas, CA. It received the Gold Award at the 1999 Cindy Awards in San Diego, CA and a Honorable Mention Award at the 1999 Columbus International Film & Video Festival in Ohio.
"When Autumn Comes" (2003) was shot entirely on location in North Carolina with the participation of the Piedmont Community College Film School. The film received a Participation Certificate at the 2003 Columbus International Film and Video Festival in Ohio.
We attended the very first 2020 Marché du Film Virtual Cannes Film Festival online, 2020 AFM (American Film Market) online, 2020 Ventana Sur Film Market online, 2020 FOCUS online, 2021 EFM (European Film Market) online, 2021 Marché du Film Virtual Cannes Film Festival online, 2021 Ventana Sur Film market online, 2022 EFM (European Film Market) online, and the upcoming 2022 Marché du Film Virtual Cannes Film Festival. Multiple meetings and new contacts were made.
We took a fourth trip to Buenos Aires to attend the 2017 Ventana Sur film market. We had many productive meetings with producers from Latin America and Spain. The VS staff was very nice and helpful.
Our third trip to Argentina enabled us to meet with several Argentine actors and actresses. We also had a table read of my script, "Tango in the Dark" and dined on Argentine cuisine and red wine. Everyone that we met on our trips to Argentina was very warm and friendly toward us.
Our second trip to Argentina took us back to Buenos Aires. We scouted additional locations for our future feature film projects and met with local talent agents. We then flew to Córdoba and traveled through the various landscapes, the Alta Gracia church and courtyard, a clock tower, and the local train station.
Our next stop was Argentina. We stayed in Buenos Aires. Our guides took us to San Telmo, Palermo, and La Boca. We met with production people and visited several production houses including Cámaras y Luces and Cinecolor.
"Mais Que Nada" (1985) music video was shot on Super 8 in Los Angeles, Covina, and Pomona, CA. While it was being edited in July of 1985, there was a deep realization that film contains all of the many elements of the arts. The journey begins.
Our second stop was Mexico City. We visited several sites including Expo Locaciones Mexico as well as the world famous Sanborn's Restaurant. Besides scouting locations, we also met with several production people.
We have met with visiting actors from Spain to discuss future feature film projects and working together. Enjoying lunch in Burbank, California in 2022.
"Eskimo Ice Cream Shoes" (1990) was shot in Pomona and San Dimas, CA. and distributed worldwide. The film received the Gold Award at the 1991 Houston International Film Festival.
He began to explore other areas of the fine arts. It began with an introduction to the world of theater. Acting, singing, and dancing was executed in the La Salle High School musical production of "West Side Story".
"Godspell" rehearsal & performance was held inside of a circus tent on the campus of La Salle High School in Pasadena, CA.
8mm footage is compiled and edited into six different music videos and entitled, "The Peters Family - A Retrospective" (1988).
We took many meetings at the 2019 AFM (American Film Market) in Santa Monica, California. Great contacts and potential partnerships in the future.
Joseph was born in Montebello, California. His father of European descent and his mother from Bogotá, Colombia introduced him to tango music, comic books, and classic films at an early age. He began writing, drawing, and painting at the age of seven.
We took our first trip to Madrid in 2018. We scouted locations throughout the city. We met with film and television production people and actors from Spain. Everyone was so nice and warm. It was such a positive experience that will never be forgotten.
"Xerox Centerpointe - An Overview" (1989) was shot on location in La Palma, CA. Voice over was later added in post production.
1997 Commercial demo shoot in Glendora, CA.
We are currently developing and planning to shoot the feature film project, "Blood on the Streets" in Porto, Portugal. We are hoping to shoot the film ... sometime in 2023. The production will be made up of an international cast and local crew.
Prior to our second trip to Argentina, we put together a tango dance sequence called "Silhouette" from our proposed feature film project, "Tango in the Dark". Sandor and Parissa choreographed the tango dance. Due to a tight timeline, we shot 15 takes from four different camera positions in just under two hours. We shot using a three chip and a one chip camera. Filmlook utilized the Da Vinci system to provide our finished film product.
Renaissance Productions, Ltd. wants to thank the talented cast and crews for their tremendous contributions over the years. Their dedication and sacrifice helped to produce films that have been both artistically and commercially successful. The journey continues.
We completed a music video entitled, "Decades of the '70's Reunion" (2013). The music video was created by shooting with a flip camera, digital photos from the event and archival photos from the 70's yearbooks. This film was shot entirely on location at La Salle High School in Pasadena, California. "No Matter What" is the featured song, performed by Badfinger.
Renaissance Productions, Ltd is formed in 1986. "Seniors and Alcohol Abuse" (1986) was shot in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, CA and distributed to every English speaking country around the world. The documentary received the Blue Ribbon Festival Finalist Award at the 1987 American Film and Video Festival in New York.
Besides photography, Joseph created many drawings and paintings at USC and beyond. Click here to view a few samples of his work.
We have developed several feature film projects, over the past few years, designed for the worldwide Latin market. According to a recent article, the Hispanic audience is currently being underserved. The film projects (thrillers with action and romance) that are ready to shoot are "Blood on the Streets", "A Silence Within", "Tango in the Dark", "Shadow of the Werewolf", "Silent Storms", "Tango Rendezvous" and "Hidden Tracks". We are also currently developing faith based feature film projects for that particular market as well. Click here to view the Projects in Development page.