||Pete Von Sholly
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PETE VON SHOLLY is an artist/writer/producer/director with an emphasis on the fantastic side of the arts.
Pete has had a lifelong interest in prehistoric animals and often fantasized as a child about having little dinosaurs for pets. The highly successful PREHYSTERIA, from Moonbeam/Paramount Home Video (the all-time best selling DTV title) is his attempt to put this fantasy on the screen for the enjoyment of families. Pete wrote the original story and screenplay. Pete also directed second unit, co-produced and did storyboards. Sales came to over 70,000 units. Two sequels have been filmed with Pete performing in similar capacities. His wife, Andrea, designed and sculpted the five animals seen in the film.
His next feature, from his own original story, was another Moonbeam fantasy called PET SHOP. He also co-produced, storyboarded and directed second unit on PET SHOP.
Pete has co-written a couple of science fiction comedy screenplays (SNEEZER with Brent Friedman and BEMS with Mike Van Cleave), as well as several solo efforts (SINBAD AND THE NAMELESS CITY, NOCTURNUS, DRAGONBROOD etc.)
Together with noted dinosaurologist, Donald F. Glut, Pete formed a record company called Fossil Records. They created and performed three successful collections of songs with humorous and educational overtones called DINOSAUR TRACKS. These cassettes are sold at museums around the world, including the Smithsonian Institute, The Museum of Natural History in New York and the Chicago Field Museum.
Pete's other credits include STORYBOARDS (and/or design) on over one hundred feature films (including TIM BURTON'S upcoming SUPERMAN, MARS ATTACKS!, DISNEY'S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, DARKMAN, THE MASK, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, THE BLOB, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET III and IV, THE WATERDANCE etc.)
He has also made a series of forays into the cartoon animation world doing storyboard, layout, animation, writing etc. (at Marvel, Hanna-Barbera, DIC, Ralph Bakshi's, Filmation and others.) He was art director on the Ghostbusters and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure shows. He has worked with Doug Trumbull on Ridefilm scenarios (LAST ACTION HERO and GRAND SLAM CANYON). MONSTER CITY and THE ASTRO-BLASTERS featuring CAPTAIN SKY are two new personal projects. Both are geared toward animated cartoon series, comics/children's books and other media.
Pete is the writer/illustrator of the children's book, "DINOSAUR CIRCUS", and his illustrations have appeared in other dinosaur books, video boxes and calendars.
Pete's latest project is a "horror thriller" feature film entitled SPINECRAWLER. He has written a script, designed all the creatures and storyboarded all the effects sequences. This is to be Pete's full directing debut.
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