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Associated Film:
Love Machina

Peter Sillen


Director, Love Machina

Peter Sillen is a New York-based documentary filmmaker directing portraits of individuals living and working outside stereotypical 9-to-5 situations. His film for SNY on the 1969 Jets, Mets, and Knicks championships won an Emmy. Based on a beloved George Plimpton article, his ESPN 30 for 30 Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball was nominated for an Emmy award. In collaboration with fellow filmmaker Jem Cohen, Benjamin Smoke premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for an IFP Independent Spirit Award and a Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association. Sillen’s work has premiered at prestigious festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, SXSW, etc. He teamed up with Kelly Reichardt in 2006 as cinematographer on Old Joy, which Manohla Dargis named one of the ten best American films of the year.