MR Peter Allen

MR Peter Allen


  • Digital Visual Effects (Visual Effects, cgi, computer graphics)
  • Pop Culture (Film and Television) (popular culture, sci fi, horror, superheroes)
  • Short Film Production (Visual Effects, Animation, Digital Imaging)
  • Traditional (in-camera) Visual and Special Effects Techniques (Special Effects, Mattes, Film history, Glass painting)



  • Peter Allen is an award winning filmmaker and educator with a specific interest in animation, visual effects, and early film history. Peter's professional experience as a visual effects artist/animator informs his current research into practical effects for digital filmmaking, specifically adapting techniques developed in the early days of the motion picture industry for use in contemporary, low-budget digital filmmaking. Peter has served as a regular jury member for the annual ATOM awards and from 2014-2016 also  for the prestigious AACTA awards in the categories of children's television and visual effects.   


Member of

  • Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts. Professional Member (Director, EP) 2012 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Recipient of a Film Victoria Travel Grant in 2009 to attend SIGGRAPH Asia (Yokohama, Japan)   


Education and training

  • MART, Deakin University 2007
  • CERT, Homesglen TAFE 2002
  • ADA, Tasmanian Institute of Technology 1993

Awards and honors

  • Judges Commendation, 'The Cockerels Egg', Melbourne International Animation Festival, 2010
  • Joint Winner, 'The Cockerels Egg', Animations @ Art Basel, Miami Beach, 2010
  • Audience Award, 'Flip', Circuito Off Short Film Festival, Venice, 2009
  • Finalist, Teacher's Award, Australian Teachers Of Media (ATOM), 2008