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 and designer for reputable studios such as Click3X, The Molecule, Buck and Imaginary Forces. He has been involved with Michel Gondry, contributed content for MTV, Fox and Nickelodeon networks and collaborated on numerous projects for clients such as The Walking Dead, IBM, the NBA, Jolly Rancher and the X-Games. In 2015, Peter served as the Lead 2D Animator for the Showtime series "Happyish". In addition, he's co-taught animation workshops through the NY International Children’s Film Festival, had his illustrations featured in prominent industry gallery shows like "Too Art for TV" and "The Art of Post", served on several animation festival juries, as well as hosted/curated the "Salty Toons" Animation Show (of which his intro film was selected for SXSW's Excellence in Title Design Competition).
Peter still hopes to one day have cable television.
Links to over 30 of Peter's short films, as well as his artwork and Society6 shop, can be found below. He can be reached directly at PeterLiamAhern@Gmail.com.