Tyler C. Peterson is best known as the Writer / Director of short films Copper & Wool and Summer Hill, as well as being the founder of Lux Daze Media. Raised in rural Maryland, Tyler graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor's Degree in film and a thirst for challenging industry ideologies. Living in Baltimore, he began exploring both his voice as a Writer / Director and his own queer identity. With a passion for leading projects that put diversity as a priority both in-front of and behind the camera, he established Lux Daze Media in 2015.
Now based in Los Angeles, Tyler is developing Summer Hill into a feature-length film with co-writer Amanda Ferrarese, and promoting his fourth short film Copper & Wool, an improvised 16mm short film, which is currently on its festival run. To date, Copper & Wool has been an official selection in eight film festivals, including NewFilmmakers LA, won “Best Short Film” at the North Beach American Film Festival and “Festival Favorite” at Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTA+ Film Festival, and has been nominated for seven awards including the Micheaux Film Festival’s Panavision Award for Outstanding Short.
Festival Favorite - Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival (2022)
Best Short, Winner - North Beach American Film Festival (2022)
Best Domestic Short, Winner - Cecil County Independent Film Festival (2022)
Achievement in Direction, Winner - Cecil County Independent Film Festival (2022)
Panavision Award: Outstanding Short, Nominee - Micheaux Film Festival (2022)
Best of the Fest, Nominee - Short Stop International Film Festival (2022)
Best Editor, Nominee - Short Stop International Film Festival (2022)
Best Writing Nominee - Best of Los Angeles 48 Horror Comedy Festival (2021)
Baltimore Sun Reader's Choice Award for Best Filmmaker Nominee (2020)
Winner of Best Narrative Short - North Beach American Film Festival (2019)
Winner of Audience Choice, Narrative Short - Cecil County Film Festival (2019)