The Production Team
The film makers behind Creep! all have proven track records of success as well as the talent and skill necessary to complete the project in a timely manner. The team understands all too well normal film making limitations like budget and location acquisition yet they have consistently produced films of the highest quality in production value and audience appeal.
Director/Writer: Pete Schuermann
Born on Long Island and currently a resident of Monument, Colorado, Pete’s professional career began after college when he co‐directed his first film, Hick Trek. This parody of Star Trek was shot on Super 8 film with an intention no greater than that of an “enthusiast group project”. Nevertheless, through repeated showings at festivals and conventions, Hick Trek gained the attention of home video distributors and has been entertaining fans through international release for over 10 years.
Encouraged by this low‐budget beginning, Pete continued in the visual field with on the job training in almost every aspect of visual production, including but not limited to photography, lighting, editing, scripting, graphics and his most favorite directing.
Over the years, Pete has accumulated a portfolio of short‐subject films, including Moses 2000, Jimmy Hits the Big Town, both opted for distribution through MGM/Lionsgate and most recently Evil Brain from Planet X. Feature length narrative films include Star Warp'd and Alice in Wasteland, both of which enjoy international distribution leading to a healthy "in the black" dual status.
In 2005, Walt Disney Studios and Buena Vista Home Entertainment tapped Pete to co‐direct and edit Disneyland: Then, Now and Forever, a docu‐tainment retrospective piece celebrating Disneyland’s 50th anniversary released internationally to home video in 2006.
In 2008, Pete completed work on his personally most rewarding and important project. The edgy and disturbing documentary, HAZE, is a graphic examination of the beer‐soaked bacchanals of the national college environment. The film recounts the circumstances that led to the death of 2004 University of Colorado freshman Lynn “Gordie” Bailey who died from alcohol overdose during a fraternity hazing ritual. HAZE has been accepted and shown at numerous films festivals; including AFI Dallas Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Newport R.I. Film Festival, Indie Spirit Film Festival and now has national distribution through Hulu and Snag Films.
Over the years, Pete has amassed an impressive quantity of accolades; include Emmy, Telly, Addy, and Film Festival awards though award competitions in general make him "a little uncomfortable."