Peter Macaluso is a Latinx writer/director who specializes in horror and romantic comedy (sometimes at the same time).
His latest dark comedy short, Priding Oneself, won the Grand Jury Prizes for Best Short Film (Comedy) and Best Performer in a Lead Role (Comedy), to go along with the Filmmakers Awards for Outstanding Director (Comedy) and Outstanding Screenplay (Comedy) at Film Invasion L.A. 2023.
His screenplays have won 36 awards across various noteworthy festivals including his rom coms, Mischief Night, (Top 20% Nicholl 2020)
and How To Lose Your Dream Girl (2nd Rounder Austin Film Fest 2023).
His latest horror short, As Long As You Both Shall Live, premiered at Screamfest L.A. and attracted the interest of the team
at HyneSight Films which led to the optioning of a script he co-wrote.
His short, Lonely People, was selected as a Top 200 Finalist for HBO's Project Greenlight.
He produced a 104-episode comedy webseries, Nepotism, from 2013-2015. It had multiple episodes featured by Funny or Die.
He has written countless pilots, features, and shorts that span every genre and he'd love for you to read (or make) them.
He's passionate about Batman, Olympic wrestling, pitbull puppies, and figuring out what makes a good horror movie.
He can write, direct, produce, edit, shoot, production design, juggle poorly, speak in the third-person, and make a mean lasagna.
Fort Lee, NJ sits atop the Palisades cliffs and at the mouth of the George Washington Bridge.
A "stone's throw" (not literally, Peter has tried) from NYC skyline across the Hudson River, it was the first home of Universal, MGM, and 20th Century Fox.
The child of an Italian father and Puerto Rican mother, Peter was raised in a very loving (albeit loud) household. It was this environment that helped him foster a quick wit and quicker tongue.
The tongue was mostly used to lick the sauce spoon.