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Peter Ferris

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

 

In 2017, Peter Ferris was chosen as one of the top 50 teachers in the World and became a Varkey Teachers' Ambassador.

  • He has been asked to talk and advise various conferences around the World, including The Inaugral OXSCIE event for the Aga Khan Foundation at Oxford University 
  • Peter Ferris was invited to The 2018 National Teacher Leadership Conference in Las Vegas to talk, teach and inspire the winning teachers chosen by NNSTOY in every state in USA.
  • The Method that Peter has created is aimed help adults and young students affected by conflict and post-conflict.
  • Peter has also taught Masterclasses in Los Angeles and has also taught on webinars to teachers throughout America.
  • Peter's main Masterclasses focus on Screen Acting and Theatre Acting (LAMDA).

He is the sole Founder of Ferris Entertainment and is one of the leading Film Producers in our Company. Additionally due to his extensive experience and his position as an Associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art he is one of our Lead Teachers in our Screen Acting Masterclasses.

Peter's extensive experience in film, TV, Theatre, Music Composition for Film and TV. Also as a Musician and Composer and a Voice Artist and Voice Director as well as a Director and Producer for Film and TV has put in him a unique position to teach and guide students into a successful career in the Entertainment Industry.

 

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Peter hosted and was a guest speaker on one of the first panels discussing smarphone filmmaking. It was called: Easy as 1,2,3: Point, Shoot and Share and involved a high level panel with the Community Director of Vimeo and the Co-Writers/Directors of the first full length feature film shot on a smartphone.

This all took place in the prestigious SxSW Film Festival in Austin Texas in 2013.

Peter has always been in the forefront of smartphone filmmaking and founded our exclusive Online Distribution Channel for our film productions.

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In 2017, Peter Ferris was selected as a Top 50 finalist in the Varkey Foundation's Global Teacher Prize. He is the lead teacher for our Screen Acting Masterclasses and sets the standard required for all our students. Learn more about Peter as a teacher by selecting the button below - you can also read more about the rest of our highly skilled teaching team. He know holds numerous positions as an Inspirational Speaker, Ambassador and Advisor for numerous Teacher communities around the World.

To be taught by Peter Ferris you can register your interest for one of our Screen Acting Masterclasses. Learn more about them by selecting the button below.

In 2017, Peter Ferris was a finalist for the Northern Ireland Cretaive & Cultural Skills - Creative Teacher Award.

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As a longtime Associate to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Peter Ferris has brought in the first Official LAMDA Examination Centre in Northern Ireland. He is listed in the Official Directoy of LAMDA Teachers and has given access to World Class Performance Based Qualifications numerous of students and retraining adults in Northern Ireland. 

Book Peter Ferris as your event's Motivational Speaker on the ProMotivate Website. Select the button below to go to their website.

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Peter Ferris is the Co-Founder of The Ring of Peace. A charity driven to inspire peace around the World. To learn more about it visit the website by selecting the button below.

Peter Ferris was born in Belfast in 1967 living and going to school there throughout the worst of the conflict.

Throughout Peter’s 35 year career as an Actor, Composer, Musician, Writer, Director and Producer in the Film, TV, Theatre and Music Industry and 32 year career as a Teacher training many famous names including Russell Brand, Martine McCutcheon, Daniel Mayes, Lisa Snowdon, Newton Faulkner, Clare Sweeny and Louise Redknapp to name a few.

Peter has been recognised for his work using Screen Acting and Theatre Acting Exams and New Technology  and Smart Phone Filmmaking to inspire students from all areas of Academia and sport to achieve extra UCAS points and excel in College and Job interviews in masterclasses around the World as well as having returned to teach in Belfast since 2008

Peter’s innovative work has been recognised over the years throughout the world such as, giving speeches regarding Smartphone Filmmaking at the very first Smartphone filmmaking panel at South By South West (SXSW) in Austin Texas 2012, (Now the biggest  Film, New Technology and Music Festival in the world )also as a Keynote speaker at events such as the  SXSW Eco Festival 2013 and 2014, the Marbella Film Festival 2013  Inspiring Entrepreneurs at the New Technology Digital Doughnut Conference at The Royal Geographical Society 2013 and at Tech Entrepreneur Week 2014 in London.

But in December 2016 Peter was humbled to be chosen as one of the Top 50 teachers in the world, for the Varkey Global Teachers Prize and Peter is now proud to be one of only 300 Global Teachers Ambassadors and the only Global Teacher Ambassador from Northern Ireland or Ireland.

In June 2017 Peter was invited to be one of the Keynote speakers for the Inaugural Aga Khan Foundation OXSCIE Education Conference at Oxford University.

In October 2017 Peter was invited to Abu Dhabi by the Crowne Prince as one of the leading 800 International Educators and Government Education Departments to the prestigious QUDWA Global Education Conference.

In June 2018 Peter was humbled to be invited to the NNSTOY Education Conference in Las Vegas in order to speak to the winning teachers from each state in USA and advise how his unique programme could potentially be incorporated into current teaching methods to potentially prevent the current spate of School Shootings throughout America.

Peter’s links to America’s tragedies are personal as Peter was one of those flying to America on September 11th and was a refugee in Newfoundland, where he was stranded with 7000 passengers,  firstly for 36 hours on the planes and then for 5 days being shown compassion by the Red Cross the Salvation Army and the incredible people for Newfoundland who did everything they could to look after the passengers . This alongside Peter’s continued work throughout the Northern Ireland Conflict/Post Conflict led him to Co-Found “The Ring of Peace”.

In 2014 The Ring of Peace (Co-founded by Peter) began as an annual event held on the UN Day of Peace 21st September where a message of Peace suggested from throughout the World is chosen and then sent around the world phone call by phone call country to country throughout the hours of the 21st September (Beginning in New Zealand)  and also with each messenger filming themselves on Smartphone so that the message can be viewed travelling around the world and continue to inspire Peace.

The Ring of Peace was recognised for its 5 years work for Peace by Her Majesty’s Government and invited to attend the official event in Westminster Abbey alongside Her Majesty the Queen to commemorate the Centenary of The First World War on the 11th November 2018.

In May 2019 Peter was deeply humbled to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for World Peace Relations, Education and Arts from the AFI and especially from HRH Princess Dame Angelique Monet at the Prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Peter is now a judge for the AFI Humanitarian Film awards at each year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Peter was invited to speak and inspire students in South Africa on Nelson Mandela Day 18th July 2019.

Peter was invited to the inaugural Education Conference in Maine USA to inspire both Teachers and explain Peter's unique educational programme (August 2019).

Peter was humbled to be invited as one of the few Top 50 Global Teachers in the UK to the prestigious annual Education Conference at Cambridge University to share his views on "How Society is changing and what we need education to deliver for that society" in September 2019.

In November 2019 Peter was presented with an award for World Peace Relations through Education and the Arts at the Sochi Film Festival in Russia where he was also a judge on the main Film Jury and Peter also taught a Masterclass there to Russian Students alongside a wonderful translator.

Peter was invited to speak and to demonstrate his teaching methods to the World Leaders in a Masterclass at the G20 in Saudi Arabia in April 2020, but this has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

During Lockdown Peter has participated in and spoken at four online International Education Conferences in his capacity as a Global Teacher Ambassador in order to advise Governments around the World.