He formed Renaissance Productions, Ltd. and began
his career with a music video,
"Mais Que Nada".  
This film was based on a dream.  It was shot on
Super-8 and is distributed by (RPL).
He followed that up with a documentary, "Seniors and
Alcohol Abuse".  
The 16mm film was shot in four days
with a skeleton crew and was the Official Selection to
the American Film Festival in New York.  It is
distributed by (RPL).
"Eskimo Ice Cream Shoes" is the story of a widow
and how she overcomes her grief.  This beta cam sp
film won the Gold Award at the Houston International
Film Festival.  It is distributed by (RPL).  
"Rachel" is the story of a woman who is still haunted by
her father, even though he has been dead for over
twenty-five years.  This beta cam SP film won the Silver
Award at the Intercom Film Festival in Chicago and the
Bronze Award at the International Cindy Competition in
San Diego.  The film is distributed by (RPL).
"Emotions" reveals the lives and relationships of three
women as they travel towards a cave-in site where their
loved ones are trapped.  This 16mm film won the Gold
Award at the International Cindy Competition in San
Diego and a Honorable Mention Award at the Columbus
International Film Festival.  It is distributed by (RPL).
 
"When Autumn Comes" is story of a couple who's
forced to move into his mother's house ... with deadly
results.  This 16mm film was shot entirely on location in
North Carolina.  The film is distributed by (RPL).
In his spare time, Joseph likes to travel, read film books, attend trade shows, collect DVD's for his collection and go to
the movies and sporting events with his wife.  Below is a much more detailed resume of his work and associations.  
Film, Video & HD
"Silent Storms"
Writer
"Blood on the Streets"
Biography - Resume - Joseph D. Peters
Writer
"Hidden Tracks"
Writer
"Shadow of the Werewolf"
Writer
"Tango in the Dark"
Writer
"A Silence Within"
Writer
"When Autumn Comes"
Writer, Producer, Director
"Emotions"
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor
"Rachel"
Writer. Producer, Director, Actor
"Eskimo Ice-Cream Shoes"
EDUCATION - University of Southern California - Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Paul       
Gray's Directing Seminar, UCLA Extension - Screenwriting.

MEMBER - American Film Institute, National Association of Latino Independent Producers,
Writer's Table.

HONORS - International Man of the Year 2000 Nomination, Who's Who in America/World.
"XEROX Centerpointe - An Overview"
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor
Writer, Producer, Director, Actor
"The Peters Family - A Retrospective"
Producer
"Seniors and Alcohol Abuse"
Writer, Producer, Director
"Mais Que Nada"
Writer Producer, Director, Actor
Joseph was born in Montebello, California.  His father of German 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.  At La Salle High School,
he performed in the musicals of "West Side Story" and "Godspell".  He attended the University of Southern California where he took art,
music, writing, theater, and drama.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
"The Peters Family - A Retrospective" involved
incorporating 8mm footage into six different music
videos.
 
"Decades of the 70's Reunion"
Writer, Producer, Director
"Decades of the 70's Reunion" 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.
   
"A New Life"
Writer
Writer
"Tango Rendezvous"
"Xerox Centerpointe - An Overview" showed the
inner workings of a call center that helped support
both Xerox customers and technicians.  The promo
video was shot on beta cam SP and included three
film trailer parodies.