PETER CARLTON is Joint CEO, with founder Mark Herbert, of acclaimed UK film and television production company WARP FILMS. Since joining Warp in 2010, Carlton has spearheaded the company’s move into the international market, producing critically-acclaimed series such as SOUTHCLIFFE (written by Tony Grisoni, directed by Sean Durkin) (Prix Italia Best European Mini-Series; BAFTA Best Actor for Sean Harris) and most recently THE LAST PANTHERS, (starring Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim, Goran Bogdan and John Hurt, written by Jack Thorne, directed by Johan Renck), a co-production with Haut et Court TV for Sky Atlantic and Canal+ with Sundance TV. Warp Films is renowned for films such as THIS IS ENGLAND, SUBMARINE, FOUR LIONS and TYRANNOSAUR, on all of which Carlton was Executive Producer.
Prior to joining Warp, Carlton was Senior Commissioning Executive at Film4, overseeing more than 35 feature films from development to release. These included two Cannes Camera d’Or winners – Miranda July’s ME & YOU & EVERYONE WE KNOW and Steve McQueen’s HUNGER – Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed GARAGE, Gabriel Range’s highly-controversial DEATH OF A PRESIDENT, David MacKenzie’s HALLAM FOE, Fabrice du Welz’s VINYAN, Alexis dos Santos UNMADE BEDS, Duane Hopkins BETTER THINGS and Shane Meadows’s DEAD MAN’S SHOES.
Carlton’s earlier exploits in the world of film include producing a tender feature documentary about a woman with Downs’ Syndrome, SYLVIE, setting up and running a media investment fund, producing an interactive tv pilot at a time when ‘interactivity’ for most people meant swearing at the telly, directing award-winning dance films featuring crucified chickens and being shot in the head while working ona feature film in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.
Upcoming projects include EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE a feature adaptation of the hit musical in collaboration with Film4 and New Regency; and LITTLE BIRDS, a 6 part adaptation of Anais Nin’s infamous collection of erotic short stories for Sky Atlantic directed by Stacie Passon.