Peter Ramsey - Moives
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment columnist
Photos Courtesy DreamWorks® Animation
Breaking Ground In Animation!
There are many success stories that come from the hood but those are usually the one’s that don’t make it to the news or other outlets for mass exposure. True talent knows no restriction to geographical boundaries, ethnicities, gender or any other categories that are traditionally used to block and hinder people from achieving their dreams and goals by a controlling few.
|Film Director Peter Ramsey|
Animated film director Peter Ramsey is a shinning example of what can be accomplished when proper preparation and determination meet opportunity. Ramsey became a new figure in Hollywood history by being the first African-American to helm and direct a major, mega budget animated film, “Rise Of The Guardians” from DreamWorks® studio.
|L-R: Sandman, Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, Tooth Fairy & Jack Frost|
The movie is about the childhood characters known as “The Easter Bunny,” “Santa Clause,” “Sandman,” “The Tooth Fairy” and “Jack Frost.” Collectively they are referred to in the movie as the guardians of childhood.
|The Boogie Man|
Ramsey is a home grown, native of South Central, LA. (Now referred to as South Los Angeles). He began as a child to draw pictures and cartoons. His fascination with the art world and animation continued as he grew and when he was old enough, there was no doubt in his mind that this was his calling.
Up the latter after joining the DreamWorks Animation studios eight years ago. “I worked on the third “Shrek” as a story artists. Based on that, I became the head of the story artist department on the next project which was “Monsters vs. Aliens.”
My friend, who produced those movies, told the studio that he had also
worked with me in live action where I did a lot of second unit directing. The
studio saw that I had a little bit of experience as a director which really
helped me to get to direct “Rise Of The
Ramsey had just
completed directing a successful TV promotional spin-off for “Monsters vs. Aliens” when the studio
approached him to helm their new re-organized project “Rise Of The Guardians.”
|Guardians in action|
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