About Steve Petersen

Steve Petersen is an award-winning director. He has extensive experience directing live-action and VFX. In 2003 he co- founded the vfx studio/production company Big Machine (

Petersen combines his love of storytelling with his design background to create new and fresh styles of visual execution. He continually brings this aesthetic to his short form work in the advertising industry and to the long-form work he has helmed. In 2015 he won an Emmy for his show FUTURE CAT on National Geographic WILD Channel.

Steve has directed spots for commercial clients including: Ubisoft, Mattel, Hasbro, Disney, Dodge Microsoft and GEICO. Some of his network clients include Discovery, National Geographic and AMC. In 2012 Steve was honored to be included in the SHOOT New Directors Showcase. Today, he continues his work with Big Machine and is currently developing several new feature film projects.

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