Peter Antico

Peter Antico

Peter Antico

"In regards to Pete Antico's filmmaking abilities... He is an avid student of film and has
developed a deep understanding of the filmmaking process. I believe that as a writer
and director, he has an exciting future in front of him.""John Milius

Peter Antico is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences - he hails from an
astute Wall Street family background, (he has an expertise in commodities trading), is an
avid student of macro-economics, and has a deep understanding of the rapidly changing
velocity of capital and its effects on the global marketplace. He has two passions, finance
and film. He attended California Lutheran University, UCLA's Screenwriting program and
studied acting with Allan Rich (A Leap from the Method), and improvisation at The Groundling

Antico's latest project is the documentary film, "The Paradigm of Money", which Antico directed with Sean Stone producing. The Big Short on steroids, The Paradigm of Money goes deep into the infrastructure of the global financial system and exposes corrupted policies, creating a path for
money to be transferred from the middle class to the one percent. Antico produced the Lionsgate/Netflix documentary released on November 19, 2019, Ronda Rousey Story - "Through my Fathers Eyes", a story about former Olympic judo bronze medalist and current female MMA Strikeforce and former UFC champion, Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey. Antico and his producing team, followed Rousey for 6 years from her career as an amateur when she was working three jobs to stay alive, showing up late or missing training sessions due to a lack of funds for gasoline to her current position as the first ever women to be accepted into the UFC.

Peter Antico loves stories that celebrate the human condition. In the vein of "The
Fabelmans," "Rain Man," "Shine" and "My Left Foot," the script 'A War Within', penned by
Antico does just that. Inspired by Antico’s own personal journey of a man born with a
neurological disorder, deals with the frustrations and challenges he faced as a child to the trials of
breaking into show business as a professional stuntman while learning to relate to the love
of his life through realizing that compassion and understanding must be given if one wishes to
receive it. Antico has had the honor of being mentored for the last 15 years by the legendary
writer-director John Milius, who will Executive Produce the film. Actor/Director, Ron Yuan
(Blade of the 47 Ronan , is Universal/Netflix’s 3rd highest rated film and Step Up China -
Lionsgate), who was immediately taken by Antico's script about a man’s struggle of
acceptance and love, will helm the film. This story was also supported by the late, great Harry
Dean Stanton, with whom Pete had many inspiring philosophical conversations. "It’s all preplanned,
stay out of way, surrender and let it happen."

Antico produced and is in post on the documentary film, FAITH. FAITH brings a never been
seen before glimpse into the hearts and souls of the who’s who of fighters and other
extraordinary beings, boundlessly digging into the psychological and spiritual aspect of these
warriors who achieved greatness and often started out seeking the shelter of the streets and the
ring, suffering from abuse, poverty and crime with nothing but a dream. FAITH is believing in
something and not having the data to know how you’re going to get there.

Antico and Jonathan Saw (son of famed band leader Artie Shaw) created the docu-series, "One
Sacred Planet". The series brings to light the spirituality and science of the Earth's ecosystem
directly related to the Amazonian Rainforest's atmospheric rivers in the sky providing life giving
global precipitation pathways to its healing plant medicines.

Antico also co-wrote produced and directed the rockumentary pilot presentation, "Role Models
of Rock" starring Guns and Roses drummer, Matt Sorum.

Antico film credits as an actor include, The Creators, opposite Gerard Depardieu, Bruce Payne
& William Shatner, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2 in which he consulted, lending his vast
economic knowledge to Stone, portraying a hedge fund manager, The Other Guys with Will
Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg, Black Dynamite, The Hunt for Red October, Con Air, Lethal
Weapon III and Time Cop II. Antico has had memorable roles in such films as 29th Street with
Danny Aiello and Motorcycle Gang directed by Milius (Apocalypse Now, Clear and
Present Danger).

Against great obstacles, Antico suffered from Tourette syndrome, he shined in collegiate
athletics. Pete excelled both as a baseball player and then as a pole-vaulter on the
California Lutheran University track team. Fed up with the confinement of a classroom, Pete
elected to explore the arts, a far distance from Wall St. Antico's physicality later allowed him
to be a great all-around stuntman doubling some of the industry’s biggest stars from Robert
DeNiro and Al Pacino to Don Johnson and Sylvester Stallone. Antico won an action award in
1986 for best fight sequence in the film Tuff Turf and was nominated for 'best fight in a
feature film' at the Taurus World Stunt Awards for his work doubling Robert DeNiro in the
film, "15 Minutes". Through the action world, Antico was able to parlay his talents further as a

Antico’s first producing and directing credits were award winning shorts, A Little
Tailors Christmas Story and Newton’s Law, ( a non-profit
organization he co-founded with actor Allan Rich. They produce short narrative films to
enlighten young people on ethical and moral issues. Peter Antico has an eye for character driven
stories that make a difference in the quality of life for others.

“The media is a powerful tool and I intend to use it for the benefit of children and people less
fortunate than me.” Pete Antico

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