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Peter Curtis Pardini is an award-winning director and producer.  His critically acclaimed documentary Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago (which he also produced) won two film festivals and 4 awards on its way to 2 million viewers for its #1 rated premiere on CNN on New Year’s Day 2017.  David Wild of Rolling Stone magazine hailed the documentary as “artful and definitive.”

In addition to Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago, Pardini has written, produced and directed over 10 short films, 3 feature documentaries and three narrative features. His work has been featured on The Grammys, HBO, CNN, Parade Magazine, Deadline Hollywood and People Magazine.

In 2018, he completed Rolling Thunder (story/director), a feature film shot in one day starring Wes Studi and Joe Mantegna. In 2019, Fat: A Documentary debuted as the #1 new Documentary on iTunes and was featured in the New York Times as the #8 of best-selling movie on iTunes in August 2019.

His documentary The Last Band on Stage (about Chicago's struggle with COVID) is being released worldwide on VOD and limited theatrical on September 30, 2022.


He is currently in pre-production on the feature film American/Indian, a thriller about the early days of Indian casinos.

He is directing the feature film Man Goes on Rant in June 2023.