Awards & Winners

Peter Care

Peter Care is an English director of music videos, commercials and film. He has directed music videos for R.E.M., Bruce Springsteen, Roy Orbison, Depeche Mode and New Order, amongst others. Born in the southwest England town of Penzance, Peter Care first developed a passion for filmmaking while attending Falmouth Art College for his Foundation Year. In 1972, he moved north to study film at the Psalter Lane School Of Art in Sheffield. During the weekdays, he studied the history of cinema and made experimental short films. At weekends, he helped his teachers make documentaries, either as a cameraman or editor. On graduating, Care, with four friends from the School of Art, formed the Sheffield Independent Film Company, a non-profit funded by the British Film Institute, the United Nations and Channel Four. It quickly grew to become the country’s largest filmmaking center outside of London, running workshops and helping people make their films and television shows. Care often acted as director of photography on other members’ projects, while directing his own dramas and archival documentaries for Sheffield City Council. In 1979, Care made a short film called “Johnny Yesno”, with a soundtrack by the industrial band Cabaret Voltaire. This led him into making films for their projections at live performances, and creating compilations for their video distribution company, Doublevision. This work evolved into making music videos for many Northern indie bands.

Awards by Peter Care

Check all the awards nominated and won by Peter Care.


Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Honored for : The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Nominations 2003 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys