Peter Bratt is an acclaimed independent filmmaker and screenwriter whose first motion picture FOLLOW ME HOME won the Best Feature Film Audience Award at the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival. The film, which Bratt wrote, directed and produced, also earned him the Best Director Award at the 1996 American Indian Film Festival and was an official selection in competition at the Sundance Film Festival. His most recent film, Dolores, a documentary about the Chicano civil rights leader, will be premiering at Sundance 2017.
That same year Bratt and his brother, Benjamin Bratt, also produced ART OF SURVIVAL, a short documentary on the Afro-Brazilian martial art "capoeira" and it's impact on the lives of San Francisco Mission youth.
In 2008, the Bratt brothers produced La MISSION, a feature film set in San Francisco's Mission district that Peter Bratt also wrote and directed. La MISSION, starring Benjamin Bratt, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters nationwide later that year. La MISSION was also one of ten films invited to participate in the prestigious 2011 FILM FORWARD INITIATIVE, a collaboration between the Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of film and conversation with filmmakers.
Bratt is currently the producer and director of a feature documentary on the life of acclaimed social justice activist, Dolores Huerta, a film he is co-producing with Grammy Award winning musician, Carlos Santana. DOLORES just premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where it has been garnering critical acclaim.
Bratt is the recipient of a number of honors including a Rockefeller Foundation Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship, the prestigious Norman Lear Writer’s Award, as well as an Estella Award, an honor bestowed by the National Association of Latino independent Producers to filmmakers “whose achievements reveal leadership, creativity, and tenacity, as well as vision and passion for their craft.”
In addition to writing, directing and producing, Bratt also serves on the San Francisco Film Commission and consults with several Bay Area non-profit organizations.