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.
Filmmaker Peter Von Puttkamer discussed his most recent work tracking six groups of Monster Hunters on a mission to find physical evidence of the Jersey Devil, Chupacabras, and Yowies. According to Puttkamer, the Jersey Devil legend may have started in the 18th century when a deformed child was born to the Leeds family. There are many reports of people seeing an actual biological creature,... More »
Director of the Sasquatch Odyssey, Peter von Puttkamer shared accounts of Bigfoot and other mysterious creatures. His film documented the research of the "Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery:" Peter Byrne, John Green, Dr. Grover Krantz and Rene Dahinden, who sometimes quarreled over their findings in their lifelong... More »
Peter Von Puttkamer, documentary filmmaker, went on a journey that took twoyears. He visited five countries in search of great monsters and theirhunters. He tells incredible storiesabout the Jersey Devil, Yowie, Chupacabras and more. Von Puttkamer has beenproducing international award-winning films in the United States and Canadaover the last 20 years. His documentaries have aired on... More »