PETER CURTIS PARDINI
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. In his senior year at Cal State Northridge, his screenplay, The Benders, was awarded as the best screenplay for undergraduates at the school. He would then become the personal assistant to Robert Moresco, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 2006 Best Picture winner Crash.
His first documentary feature, Chicago: World Tour 2011, was created and edited with Pardini acting as the one-man crew. It was screened nationwide via Fathom Events in December 2011, making Pardini the youngest director, at age 24, of 2011 to have a feature film screen in over 500 theaters.
He has also directed several music videos, worked as an editor for Red Bull, directed national television commercials for international tutoring giant Mathnasium and the band Chicago. He has worked/created material with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Jim Caviezel, Adam Carolla, Joe Mantegna, Kyle Mooney, Al Pacino and the Notre Dame sports program.
His work has been featured on The Grammys, HBO, CNN, Parade Magazine, Deadline Hollywood and People Magazine.
He recently completed Rolling Thunder (story/director), a feature film shot in one day starring Wes Studi and Joe Mantegna. His newest documentary, 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.