The Sarah Scoop Show spoke with Academy Award-winning director Peter Ramsey. Check out Peter’s featured story on the new FacePlant series from Million Stories that is all about overcoming adversity and coming out stronger on the other side. He told us about winning the Oscar for Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse. Peter also shared on his amazing experience working with singer Hailee Steinfeld and Mahershala Ali in the recording sessions. We even got the scoop on the new Spider-man sequel! Watch the interview below:
FacePlant Series on Million Stories
Million Stories has launched an amazing series called FacePlant that shares the inspirational stories of people who have chased their dreams and faced opposition along the way. Watch the full series here.
Don’t Give Up
The idea behind FacePlant is overcoming adversity to achieve success. Peter revealed that he endured rejection before finding himself as the director of the Academy Award winning animated film Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse.
“I would say don’t let the rejection stop you. If you just enjoy doing it, just don’t stop. A door will open up. It happened to me.”– Peter Ramsey
Breaking Into Hollywood
Breaking into the entertainment industry is extremely challenging, but Peter shared his tips on how to pursue your dreams of working in Hollywood. Check out more Faceplant stories from entertainers here.
“So anybody trying now, I would say learn as much as you can about what it is you’re trying to do or the places you’re trying to get into, and at least don’t expect it to happen overnight exactly the way you want.”– Peter Ramsey
Peter Ramsey most recently directed with Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman Sony Pictures Animation’s Academy Award®-winning feature film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Previously, he directed DreamWorks Animation’s 2012 feature film “Rise of the Guardians.” He also helmed the Halloween TV special, “Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space” as well as served as a story artist on several of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films.
Prior to joining DreamWorks, he worked as a storyboard artist on a notable number of live action feature films, including “Backdraft,” “Boyz n the Hood,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” “Minority Report,” “Cast Away,” “Independence Day,” “Being John Malkovich,” “Fight Club” and “Hulk,” among many others. Ramsey’s directing skills were honed early, as second unit director on live action feature films including “Godzilla,” “Tank Girl,” “Higher Learning,” and “Poetic Justice.” A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, Ramsey grew up in the Crenshaw area, and graduated from Palisades High School before attending UCLA.
Ramsey is the first African American filmmaker nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
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