Peter Markle has worked extensively in features and television. His television credits include FLIGHT 93 which gave A & E network the largest audience in its history (over 35 million have watched it since its debut). It was nominated for 6 Emmys including Best Director. It was also nominated by the Director, Producer and Writing Guilds winning the writing award. He was the writer/director for FAITH OF MY FATHERS (A and E) starring Shawn Hatosy and Scott Glenn based on the book by John McCain about his capture and incarceration during the Vietnam war. It was nominated for 4 Emmys. NIGHTBREAKER (TNT) starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez about nuclear testing in the 1950s and it’s consequences to the soldiers was nominated for 5 ACE awards including best director. Markle has also directed numerous episodes for hit shows including the X-FILES, CSI, NYPD BLUE, RESCUE ME, ER AND HOMICIDE. Many of these episodes were viewed by over 20 million on their prime time premiers.
His feature credits include THE PERSONALS (writer/director) for New World Pictures, a romantic comedy which was selected Best First Feature at the Houston Film Festival. It debuted at the Deauville Film Festival in France. It was made for $250,000 and grossed $1.5 million. His second feature, HOT DOG, THE MOVIE, was made for $1.8 million and grossed over $22 million domestically for United Artists. It was a broad comedy that has become a cult classic. It was distributed by MGM. His third film, YOUNGBLOOD, starring Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze, was made for $4.1 million and grossed $15.5 million domestically. He directed Gene Hackman and Danny Glover in BAT 21 for Tri-Star which made several top ten films of the year lists. He was the writer/director for VIRGINIA’S RUN which won the Crystal Heart at the Heartland International Film Festival. It debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival and also won the Children’s Jury prize as best film at India’s International Film Festival, the largest children’s festival in the world. He directed THE LAST DAYS OF FRANKIE THE FLY which premiered on HBO and starred Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen.