Peter Galvin

Peter Galvin is a writer and filmmaker. His essays, criticism, reviews, articles and reporting has appeared regularly since 1985 and have been published in most of Australia's major newspapers and film magazines including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian, Inside Film, Cinema Papers, Filmnews and Filmink.

After graduating from UTS in 1994 with a BA in Communications majoring in Screen Studies | Screen Production he has pursued both writing and filmmaking, and had a brief stint as film reviewer/reporter at the Sydney Morning Herald.

In 2000 he wrote, produced and directed, with filmmaker/artist Tim Douglas, the 15min short ‘Purple Sneakers’. He has acted as script consultant/reader for Fox Studios and Beyond Films. Between 2004-2006 he was Program Director for the country's only year-round meet-the-filmmaker film festival Popcorn Taxi, a period which saw an increase in audience, scale and scope of this prestigious organization.

He is also a screenwriter who has had his scripts optioned by the country's leading producers including Ray Lawrence (Lantana) and Screentime (Underbelly). His decade long association with the teaching team at the Sydney Film School began at Sydney University's UBS in 1998.


From Feb, 2007-2009 he was a reporter for Encore Magazine. Currently he writes essays, criticism and features for SBS Movies on line. In 2012 he completed the 30min drama, Kelly's Blues as writer|director and producer. In 2015 he completed Shanghai, a 15min thriller about school bullying.

Right he divides his time between corporate film, teaching at SFS and a number of film projects in addition to several feature scripts and mini-series’. From May 2007 he has held the title of Head of Screen Studies at SFS.