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István P. Szabó

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Years active  present
Name  Istvan Szabo
Istvan P. Szabo
Born  10 December 1972 (age 43) (1972-12-10) Szolnok, Hungary
Occupation  Film director, producer, screenwriter, writer

Istvan P. Szabo (born 10 December 1972 in Szolnok) is a Hungarian show business professional, film director, producer, screenwriter and writer.



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He was born as Istvan Gulyas but he decided to take his mother's (Etelka Eva Szabo) last name for family reasons. He already went by the name Istvan Szabo when he wrote his first movie screenplay (for the movie Halalkeringo, 2010). He received some negative criticism for taking the name Istvan Szabo as there is also an Academy Award winning Hungarian director with exactly the same name. As a result of this he took the middle name Peet (his former stage name) and he became Istvan P. Szabo.

He started his professional career as a dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor. He trained under such renowned artists as Iván Markó, Joe Alegado, Pál Frenák, Tamás Juronics, etc. Up until 2007 he took part in a number of Hungarian and international (predominantly French) dance productions. Between 2003 and 2010 he took courses in screenwriting (in film and television-writing), acting, journalism and film directing (both basic and master level courses).

In the 2000s he published two novels under the pseudonym Peet Goodman. He also wrote and published lyrics under the name Peet. His one-man comedy, Panelninja, has been playing in Hungarian theatres since 2012. He started his career in the television and film industry as a screenwriter for the popular Hungarian crime drama series "Tuzvonalban". He wrote and directed the movie titled "Indian", a drama with elements of dark humor. Before its Hungarian release date "Indian" was already chosen as one of the official feature films for both the "13. Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles" and the "Hungarian Film Week of Bucharest".

Since 2011 he has been involved in photography. Since 2014 he is a Miami-based portrait, fashion, sport-fitness and event photographer. His hobbies include various sports and computer games.


  • Halálkeringő / Death Waltz (Writer, 2010)
  • Indián (Writer, director, producer, 2013)
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  • Prelude (Writer, 2007)
  • Game Over (Writer, director, actor, 2009)
  • Victim (Writer, director, actor, 2010)
  • From 9 to 10 (Writer, director, 2010)
  • (Writer, director, 2011)
  • The Girl in the Corner (Writer, director, actor, 2011)
  • References

    István P. Szabó Wikipedia

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