Peyton Wilson is a documentary filmmaker renowned for showcasing the honesty and sincerity of her compelling subjects. Her work includes the acclaimed fighter pilot documentary feature Speed and Angels, honored with screenings at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, across the Festival circuit, including Best in Fest and Best Documentary at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Diego Film Festival, broadcast on Discovery Channel; Peyton’s documentary short The Bronzer, which which Film Threat praised as "unique... such openness and depth of character is pretty rare", enjoyed a successful festival run and rave reviews.
Peyton has also directed many popular commercials, including The Nature Conservancy’s “Our Nature,” a beautiful film narrated by Jessica Chastain about a woman’s first love—Nature, that was praised in tastemakers such as FastCoCreate and Creativity (Peyton is also a board member of TNC); HP’s “Making Zebras Dance” web film (BBDO NY), a portrait of DreamWorks animator Rex Grignon; a campaign for U.S. Navy (Campbell-Ewald) featuring a reservist and chaplain whose poignant narratives unfold in authentically documented stories; and an integrated campaign for Nokia about TED Fellows (Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam).
Her most recent campaign work includes "Raise Your Voice Agains Cyberbullying" for Norton internet security, bringing attention to the effects of online bullying, which gained praise in outlets including Creativity; and a campaign for Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, showcasing the possible technological advancements of tomorrow in a fun and entertaining manner, such as an inventive spot featuring the nighttime adventures of a driverless car.
Peyton’s impressive body of work landed her a profile in EMMY magazine’s prestigious “In The Mix” series.