Peter von Puttkamer has been writing, directing and producing international award-winning films in the United States and Canada over the last 24 years. His company, Gryphon Productions Ltd. has created documentaries for The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and other specialty channels. These programs have won more than 65 international awards. Von Puttkamer's fascination with indigenous peoples, anthropology, archaeology, mythology, music and wildlife has led to work around the world.
Peter has climbed through ancient caves used for human sacrifice in Mexico, filmed then eaten giant 12 tarantulas with Venezuelan blow-gun hunters, filmed sacred mask rituals and dances of North American natives, chased Caribou herds on the Arctic Circle, and joined a hunt for Bigfoot. His recent films/series for Discovery Channel such as Sasquatch Odyssey and Monster Hunters have dealt with the strange world of cryptozoology. Sasquatch Odyssey won several awards and was selected for the prestigious 1999 IDA Doctober Festival screenings in Los Angeles- qualifying it for Academy Award nomination.