Peter Ahern grew up in a sleepy suburb of Massachusetts, where he spent most of his childhood raking leaves and wishing he had cable television. While attending Pratt Institute he began creating hand-drawn animations. Several of his films have gone on to become internationally recognized through dozens of screenings including SXSW, London Animation, Tribeca and Ottawa International film festivals. Most notably his degree film "Down to the Bone" resulted in a Student Academy Award nomination, amongst other distinguished honors.
Peter currently freelances in NYC, working as an animator, designer and art director for notable studios such as HOPR, Click3X, Buck and Imaginary Forces. He has been involved with Michel Gondry, contributed content for MTV, Fox, Nickelodeon and Showtime networks and collaborated on numerous projects for clients such as The Walking Dead, IBM, Biography Channel and the X-Games. In addition, Peter's co-taught animation workshops for kids through the NY International Children’s Film Festival, had his illustrations featured in the acclaimed exhibition "Too Art for TV" and hosted/curated the "Salty Toons" animation show at Big Irv's Gallery (of which his title film was recently included in SXSW's 2014 Excellence in Title Design Competition).
Peter still hopes to one day have cable television.
Links to over 40 of Peter's short films, as well as his drawings and photography, can be found below. He can be reached directly at PeterLiam.Ahern@Gmail.com.