Born on 27 May 1978, Brad is a native of Canada and an American film and television producer as well as a writer. Brad Peyton grew up in the small town of Gander in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He had a flair for listening and telling stories from his early childhood only. Belonging to the city of Newfoundland in Canada, which is an abode of arts and crafts and the ethos is of core creativity, Brad was bound to be who he is today. Peyton has managed to carve a distinct place in the Hollywood film Industry today given his incredible movies and his delightful directing skills. The director is currently dating actress Breanne Hill. Brad was born and raised in Canada. He finished his schooling from his native state and pursued his graduation from the Canadian Film Centre. While in his senior ear of graduation, at the college, Peyton produced a short film which was titled “Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl.”
The movie which was a gothic comedy revolved around the story of an undead young teenager who kept trying to kill herself continuously. This movie got appreciation from all his classmates. However, it was filmmaker Jeremy Odeswa who suggested Peyton to show the film to a lawyer in
New York and to get it publicly distributed. Thus, the movie got distributed among audiences and filmmakers and was widely appreciated. It also got featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2002 as well as got nominated for the Genie Award. This short film was Peyton’s first step towards worldwide success. After the success of his short film, Peyton pitched a television series idea to the people at CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) network which was accepted and aired on the channel in 2006. The series was an animation 13-episode chain called “What It’s like to Be Alone.” It was an amalgam of gothic horror and Victorian fantasy. As a result, it generated quite a cult following.
Peyton soon became a hit and started receiving calls from the United States and in particular, from Tom Hanks’s agents in Los Angeles and in no time, he had signed a contract to be a head writer at the Universal Pictures. Soon afterward, in 2008, Peyton got the opportunity to direct the movie “Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore” which was a sequel to the film “Cats & Dogs.” The flick had a big budget and was animation intensive. Thus, it took him two years to conclude the project, and the movie finally released in 2010. The movie was a success and grossed 113 million dollars at the box-office. From there, Peyton never looked back and had produced and directed various big-budgeted successful pictures. In the year 2012, Peyton directed the movie “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” which was a sequel to the classic movie “Journey to the Centre of the Earth.” It featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the principal role and was an enormous hit at the box-office with over 300 million dollars of earning. Following this, Peyton also directed
Dwayne Johnson in the 2015 movie, “
The picture followed the plot of the aftermath of the receding of the San Andreas Fault line and is a disaster thriller. The movie was his highest grossing film touching almost a 500 dollars in box-office earnings. In the same year of 2015, Peyton also directed a horror flick titled “
Incarnate” which starred another WWE Superstar, Mark Henry along with
Aaron Eckhart. Brad Peyton has come a long way from his Canadian hometown to becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought after director. He has managed to direct various big budget films with a large margin of profitable earnings. His friendship and professional relation with Dwayne Johnson is quite a famous one. His two upcoming projects are- “The Rampage” and a follow-up to the Journey series titled “Journey 3: From Earth to Moon”. Both of these movies will feature Dwayne Johnson in the lead role which takes their count for collaboration on the big screen up to four times. Peyton has also been called as the “Next Steven Spielberg” by his San Andreas producer, Beau Flynn.