Loni Peristere is an Emmy-winning commercial and television director. He co-founded Zoic Studios, where his visual effects shot design for the television series FIREFLY and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA has creatively inspired the look of modern visual effects cinematography.
Loni has helmed numerous commercial campaigns for top brands such as PlayStation, Audi, Jeep, ESPN, Budweiser, Adidas and Mini Cooper, which have earned Lions, London International, Golden Pencil, PromaxBDA and Cilo Awards.
Loni’s recent work includes WARRIOR for HBO and CINEMAX; Bruce Lee, Justin Lin, and Jonathan Tropper’s new hit series, for which Loni served as both director and producer. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, WARRIOR tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the blood Chinatown Tong wars. Other recent hits include FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY (which earned Lady Gaga a Golden Globe and Sarah Paulson an Emmy nomination), Netflix’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, and Cinemax’s BANSHEE. Later this year, we will see more of Loni’s work with Hulu’s CASTLE and the newest show from Apple TV Plus, TRUTH BE TOLD, starring Octavia Spencer. Additionally, Loni is attached to direct Darren Lemke’s epic science fiction feature franchise ARCADIA for Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Image Nation.