Free The Bid.

"The moment the boards came in, I just loved the concept. Sometimes it happens where you can just see the story come to life the moment you read the scripts; and, so.. I instantly could see, touch, hear and feel these characters."

"The mantra- always- is how do we keep the tone  real and intimate, and  how do we make sure we’re deeply feeling something."

- Peyton Wilson, Free The Bid

"She's always sharpening the narrative through her questions. And the result is that you can feel the humanity of her subjects so much, it comes through in every frame. She captures the essence of what these people are about so beautifully."

- David Shane, Director

On Meaning.

"A documentary short series around the theme of Finding Meaning In the Everyday. Short and simple. And, still in the making."

"This is what gives me meaning."

- Peyton Wilson



"I’m a California native who grew up with a family of surfers. Though I never surfed, the call my father, his brothers and the rest of my family has held for the ocean has always intrigued me. So, when I met Keegan, the quintessential southern California surfer with a deep and inquisitive spirit, I thought a film on how the ocean feeds him would be revealing. And, perhaps allow the rest  of us a taste of what surfers feel." - PW



"The act of throwing acid on innocent individuals in India is one of the most barbaric acts I’ve ever heard of. So, to meet these women and discover their will for life and their ability to tap into joy and a purpose was something I’ll never forget, and had to make a film about them." - PW



"The Oregon State Penitentiary has an athletic running program for their inmates. And, that in return is what gives some of their inmates a sense of purpose in their day. I spent two days filming James; a soulful and deeply introspective man who talked with me about how he finds meaning while being incarcerated. I’ve conducted so many interviews with such a range of fascinating people, and I found James to be one the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken with. He, in turn, gave me a sense of meaning." - PW

Raise Your Voice.

In conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Month, Peyton and Grey San Francisco rolled out Raise Your Voice Against Cyberbullying, a documentary for Norton called that encourages parents to talk to their kids about bullying. At the end of the film, viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag '#RaiseOurVoices' to keep the conversation going on social media. 

"I've done thousands of interviews and this was hands down the hardest for me. And, at the same time, I think it was cathartic for the families to share their stories in a profound way." - PW, Creativity Online


Peyton's earliest memory of advertising was watching her Dad star in TV commercials for the family's fledgling LA retail store, Wilsons Leather. She understood the power of advertising when those irreverent commercials not only saved the store but helped turn it into a national brand. She was raised in Southern California and was way more interested in the outdoors than school, but when she took European history in college her curiosity was lit up and she took off to explore the world. She learned Italian while waiting tables at a restaurant in Calabria, a Southern Italian town where tradition had it the local women stayed home after dark. After that she worked as a PA for Tony Scott where
her main job was driving the agency’s creative director around while he sat in the back smoking pot. After losing a few petty cash receipts she realized the PA life wasn’t for her and got a job at a production company that made documentaries. When her Emmy-Award winning producer colleague told Peyton she should direct that’s exactly what she did. Her film work explores the intimate moments that make up larger stories and her commercial work stands out for its ability to capture the heartfelt human experience. If she wasn’t on set you’d more than likely find her riding around Sullivan Canyon on her horse Guapo.