In 1998, Peter Engert found it much easier to move to the United States, learn English and study Film Production at Ai’s Miami International University of Art & Design, instead of continuing to pursue his craft in post-communist Hungary. But after studying for a year and not feeling that the Film program was giving him enough real world instruction, he decided to withdraw and continue his pursuit of a film career on his own. He took seminars, made contacts and continued to hone his writing skills by completing several screenplays.
Then in 2005, Engert managed to raise money for his first feature film, The Valley of Tears. All in all, his directorial debut was a well received independent film with a strong message and was later sold to Sony Pictures.
In June 2009 Engert completed the financing for his second film, Loving the Bad Man, starring Stephen Baldwin, Christine Kelly, Antoni Corone and Arturo Fernandez which premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival and was released in 2012. Later in 2009 Engert was hired 3 days before principal photography to direct the post-apocalyptic film Aftermath starring C.J. Thomason, Edward Furlong, Monica Keena and Andre Royo, which is getting a theatrical release the summer of 2014.
The Valley of Tears (2006) | Loving the Bad Man (2010) | The Show (2015)