Director / Food Artist
Director Peter Cote grew up in Michigan, but moved to Los Angeles both for college and to pursue a career in the film industry. He started his film career working in visual effects where he contributed to the HBO miniseries “The Pacific.” He went on to found a hybrid production company and ad agency called Conscious Minds. What started as a scrappy two-man operation grew into a full-fledged digital agency. Peter served as both a Creative Director and oversaw production. A few years later, Peter moved on from the agency after selling his ownership. At that point, he began to specialize in high-speed production with Phantom slow-motion cameras, and continued working in branded content on a freelance basis. He led and contributed to projects for MTV, Facebook, Nickelodeon, Nike, MGM, Adidas and Under Armour. Today, Peter finds himself as curious and experimental as ever. He is still fascinated by constantly evolving technology, and applies an inventive and engineering mindset to lots of what he does. Currently, he is passionate about creating custom tools and rigs that bring table-top production to life. Most of all, he looks forward to what challenges him next.