Alden Peters

Alden Peters is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a BFA in film production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He also studied documentary and essay filmmaking with the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba in Havana, Cuba.


His writing has appeared in Hello Mr. and The Daily Beast, his photography has been posted in GAYLETTER, and his film work has been featured in Out Magazine, Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, NPR, Mashable, BuzzFeed, and many more. He has served as the Head of Production at Alleywire, and has worked with organizations such as the Tyler Clementi Foundation and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which secured landmark status for the Stonewall Inn in 2015. He helped develop the viral YouTube channel Adventures in Gay, and worked as a post production manager at Brehm Lab where he worked with T-Brand Studios, Red Bull, Heineken, and many more. He has spoken at universities around the country about the LGBT experience, documentary filmmaking, and the intersection of the two.


His first feature film, Coming Out, premiered in September 2015 and has won three audience awards in its festival circuit. It sold out at its international premiere at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival,  Europe's largest LGBT film festival. Coming Out was acquired by Wolfe Releasing, the oldest and largest distributor of LGBT films in North America.


Alden is the founder of Casa Vera Films, where he produces and directs documentary films. He is based in Brooklyn, New York. He loves sci-fi films.


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