|Full Name Peter A. Ramsey|
Employer DreamWorks Animation
Role Film director
|Name Peter Ramsey|
|Born 1962/1963 (age 52–53)Crenshaw, Los Angeles|
Occupation Film director, illustrator and storyboard artist
Movies Rise of the Guardians, Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture
Similar People William Joyce, David Lindsay‑Abaire, Isla Fisher, Dakota Goyo, Christina Steinberg
Notable work Rise of the Guardians
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Filmmakers Q&A (Exclusive)
Peter A. Ramsey (born 1962/1963) is an American film director, illustrator and storyboard artist, whose directorial debut was Rise of the Guardians in 2012.
- Spider Man Into the Spider Verse Filmmakers QA Exclusive
- Rise of the guardians alec baldwin jeffrey katzenberg peter ramsey interview 2012 afi fest
- Early life
- Second unit director
Rise of the guardians alec baldwin jeffrey katzenberg peter ramsey interview 2012 afi fest
Ramsey grew up in the Crenshaw District of South LA, and graduated at 17 from Pali High. He studied painting at UCLA for two years before enrolling in film classes at Los Angeles City College.
His first job in Hollywood was painting a mural, but soon he was working as a storyboard artist and production illustrator on 26 films including Predator 2, Backdraft, Independence Day, Fight Club and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. He was a second unit director for Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Tank Girl and Godzilla. Aron Warner, the producer of Tank Girl, suggested he join DreamWorks Animation. After initially being uninterested, Ramsey joined DreamWorks Animation as a story artist for Shrek the Third and Shrek the Halls.
He directed Rise of the Guardians, based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood books, making him the first African-American to direct a big budget animated feature.