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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 July 1980Alma-Ata, USSR [now Almaty, Kazakhstan]
Nickname Peter Z
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Zhmutski was born in the former Soviet Union, in what is today the country of Kazakhstan. Growing up in the capital city of Almaty with a population over 2 million people, Zhmutski's life has always included diverse forms of art. His extensive educational background includes graduating from six different schools. Zhmutski studied and mastered the crafts of music, sports, foreign languages, acting, film, video and television, and even professional writing.

Zhmutski came to the United States of America in 1998 having completed an 8-year music degree and holding a diploma from the Linguistic Gymnasia of Almaty. From childhood, Zhmutski has always been active in stage performances. In Kansas he studied theatre and received his Associate degree from Fort Scott Community College, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Zhmutski moved on to Pittsburg State University to study Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting. Back home in Kazakhstan, Zhmutski hosted National Television shows for children, which made him feel quite at home with the craft of Broadcasting. After producing several TV shows at PSU, winning the highest awards for his Public Service Announcements and receiving his bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude, Zhmutski opened his own production company "PZ Production" and began making films.

"PZ Production" started in 2002. Zhmutski has already directed and produced 13 shorts, 3 feature films, 3 documentaries, 1 mini series, numerous corporate, training, television projects and music videos. As an actor in major roles, he has participated in more than 25 films and 10 television and web projects. Several of Zhumtski's 20 international merits and awards were presented in Oklahoma at the Barebones International Film Festival and Script-2-Screen International Film Festival. Zhmutski also received 2 Platinum Remi, 1 Gold Remi, and 1 Silver Remi awards in Houston at the 3rd oldest International Film Festival - Worldfest where such directors as Spielberg, Lynch, Cohen Brothers, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott and many others have been recognized with awards.

Zhmutski moved to Oklahoma in 2003. He received his Master of Professional Writing diploma from the University of Oklahoma where Zhmutski also taught film and video courses for two years. In Oklahoma, Zhmutski produced films together with Golden Wing Films, Darkwood Productions, New Ad Age International, National Film Studios, National Film Project Co., Gon Productions and V-DIGI Media.

Zhmutski also produced 15 original individual music CDs and scored 16 films. Over the past 7 years, Zhmutski has also given concerts of his original solo performances, most of which were done as benefit events. His last big performance was a Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert held in Norman, Oklahoma in December of 2005.

Zhmutski has been invited to develop projects for different production companies across the United States. In 2006 he worked as a creative producer/director at 21st-Century Studios in Jacksonville Florida. From 2007 to 2009 he developed projects for Hollywood companies in California.

Zhmutski returned to Norman, Oklahoma in January 2009 with his wife and daughter. He is a published writer. Today Zhmutski is teamed up with internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning filmmakers to develop and produce projects in the motion picture industry.

In 2013 Zhmutski produced and directed another feature film in Oklahoma called "Project Ghost Town" which will premiere in 2014. In February 2013 Zhmutski produced the first 3D feature film shot in Oklahoma called "Higher Mission" starring Casper Van Dien and Catherine Oxenberg.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Erin Chambers

Spouse (1)

Yulia Zhmutski (8 December 2008 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (3)

He has a brown belt in Karate.
He attended a Sport's School in Almaty, Kazakstan where he received a rank of a candidate to a Master Of Sports in Gymnastics.
Graduated from Glinca's Music School in Kazakstan which he attended for 8 years.

Personal Quotes (2)

Making films is my life. I want to leave an impact on people and change this world to a better place.
I always tell students and filmmakers that no matter how hard this industry is if you are a determined filmmaker with dreams and passion, you will make a difference! No matter how many times you fall, no matter how many people let you down, get up and follow your destiny. You might get hurt and disappointed at times, but no matter what, your picture will tell a story, and that what makes it worth it!

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