Peter O’Keefe, a veteran writer, producer and director, is a resident artist at the 16th Street Studios in Racine. Mr. O’Keefe has written and produced scores of educational and marketing videos, PSA’s and TV Spots for a wide variety of corporate, educational and institutional clients. He has written for film and television in the U.S. and Germany, completed feature writing assignments for a variety of Hollywood companies, and optioned original feature length screenplays to numerous producers and independent filmmakers. His independent short films have been official selections at numerous film festivals and international screening series.
Script writer for the syndicated anthology program “Tales From the Darkside.” Completed feature writing assignments for a variety of Hollywood companies, including Imagine Entertainment/Universal Studios, Full Moon Studios, and Fries Entertainment. Optioned original feature length screenplays to numerous producers and independent filmmakers, including Bill Tietler (Mr. Holland’s Opus, Jumanji), Lyndon Chubbuck (The War Bride) and Al Ruddy (The Godfather, Walker Texas Ranger, Hogan’s Heroes).
Worked with various German producers, including Hamburg Film Studios and the RTL Network, to develop movies for the German market.“Die Sexfalle” (“The Sex Trap”), a movie-of-the-week conceived and written for German television, was one of the highest rated productions of the 1997 German television season.
Peter O’Keefe’s full length play “The Algiers Motel” received staged readings at The Theatre of the Open Eye and at the Double Image Theatre, both in New York City, as well as the South Bend Civic Theatre, the Stage Left Ensemble Theatre, and Chicago Dramatists. The play was also a semi-finalist in the Pittsburgh New Play Festival. “The Brotherhood of Man” was a finalist for the Humana Theatre Festival’s prestigious Heideman award in 2004.