Petersen attended the University of British Columbia and majored in Film
Production and Commerce and Business Administration. Entering the film industry,
he worked his way through all craft positions to freelance Producer and Director
of Photography. He has worked on locations worldwide for the past twenty-eight
years. Curtis has shot in Canada, U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico, South
America, Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Asia including Philippines and Vietnam,
Pakistan, the Middle East and Western Europe. His crafts have been utilized by
all major film studios and television networks in North America and Europe.
Curtis has been producing award winning commercials,
documentaries, television programs and feature films throughout his career. He
formed Petersen Productions Inc. in 1978, and is sole owner and President. PPI
Camera Corp., a full service film and video equipment rental facility with
offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles followed in 1988.
Curtis is a member of the International Alliance of
Theatrical and Stage Employees, Moving Camera Division, the Academy of Canadian
Cinema and Television, the Directors Guild of Canada as a senior member, the
Canadian Society of Cinematographers and the British Columbia Motion Picture
Association. In addition, he is an experienced sportsman with the following
attributes: Professional Skier, Naui Certified Scuba Diver, Professional
Horseman and Trainer as well as extensive mountaineering and whitewater credits.
Curtis retains valid Canadian and EEC (Irish) passports and an American Green
PPI Camera Corp. maintains an extensive stock of Arriflex
cameras, Zeiss, Cooke and Angenieux lenses and accessories as well as sound,
lighting and grip gear, dollies, cranes, remote heads and production vehicles.
One of our specialties is 16mm and 35mm stunt and POV cameras with custom made
crash housings, splash bags and helmet mounts. Our specially designed equipment
and professional crew will enable you to get those difficult shots, whether in
the air, under water, or strapped to a ski.
Some of Curtis' films are "Superman", "Look Who's Talking",
"Shoot to Kill", "Striker's Mountain" and many more pictured below:
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