About Peter Prince
The versatile, intrepid Canadian artist Peter Prince, is based on Salt Spring Island, BC. He has taken his musician’s soul and filmmaker’s eye from the Haida Gwaii to the Himalayas, but his heart is rooted in natural beauty and culture of the Salish Sea. The remarkable breadth of his work includes producing and directing documentary films, composing soundtracks for Film and TV, and creating 7 ALBUMS of original music. His award-winning films have aired on networks in over 60 countries. Down-to-earth stories and honest emotion are standards of his craft as he finds new ways of using media to communicate.
Prince’s music explores themes of love, loss, hope, family and community. ISLAND WAY and PACIFIC DAY are his latest albums of songs. Beachcombing for lyrical inspiration, Peter creates collages of vivid imagery. Pulsing with acoustic-roots expressions, his music moves both body and soul. Also check out his guitar-led gems of Instrumental Music, CHASING RAINBOWS and LIGHT DANCE.
The high flying “heavenly bird” of the Himalayas is the muse for BHUTAN – THE KIND KINGDOM. Prince’s new documentary gives voice to the endangered Black Necked Crane and the enlightened conservation initiatives of this enchanting Buddhist nation. As Bhutanese farmers strive to save their beloved Cranes, his lens captures the kingdom’s rugged beauty and vibrant culture. Discover the heart and mind of a land the world has called, “the last Shangri-La.”
CONTACT us to arrange a public screening of the film, to view it online or buy a DVD. Watch the BHUTAN trailer ~>
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Peter Prince performs Be Excellent.
Peter Prince ~ Life is Change
BHUTAN – The Kind Kingdom
Salt Spring Island Singer Songwriter Filmmaker Musician
Peter Prince Albums
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BHUTAN – The Kind Kingdom screens at Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
Watch BHUTAN - The Kind Kingdom online, October 3rd to October 8th. The SOFA Film Festival in Cyprus showcases the finest local and international independent films relating to wildlife, animal welfare, conservation and the environment. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 festival runs virtually. Viewers may stream all films [...]
Peter Prince live at Shipstones ~ 5PM to 8PM ~ Sunday, September 12th
Peter Prince performs acoustic guitar-led songs from yesterday and today. Sunday, September 12th, 5PM to 8PM at SHIPSTONES: https://shipstones.ca/ Peter's blend of Folk\Roots\World Music, moves both body and soul: https://peterprince.ca/
Salt Spring Singer-Songwriters ~ Friday, September 10 @ 6PM
Enjoy music with Peter Prince and talented Salt Spring Island singer-songwriters – Julia Beattie, Safiya, Suzanna Gay and Valdy. Salt Spring community outdoor concert at Centennial Park, Ganges Harbour. Come one, come all! Bring your blankets, pillows, chairs and a picnic. Learn more at: https://ssartscouncil.com/event/socs-%e2%80%95-nashville-style-writers-round/
BACKGROUND & PAST PROJECTS
Prince’s music is a fusion of contemporary Folk and World Music that creates a distinctive blend of acoustic roots and global grooves. With his rich resonant voice, he delivers artfully wrought lyrics in a masterful style that stays true to his Folk origins. An artist renowned for the compelling stories behind his songs, the music of Peter Prince takes the listener on a journey.
Even more memorable are those occasions when Peter performs with his talented Salt Spring band; the passionate delivery of their live shows brings an entirely new dimension to his music.
Listen\Buy any one of his seven ALBUMS.
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FILM & TELEVISION
A graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Technology in Motion Picture Arts, Peter has worked as a producer, director, cinematographer and editor for over three decades. His projects have been broadcast nationally and internationally in over 60 countries. His clients have included the National Geographic, NFB, CTV, CBC, Global, Fox, Bravo and numerous NGOs.
In addition to his work on the projects of others, Peter has also produced his own documentary films to critical acclaim. His latest production, BHUTAN – THE KIND KINGDOM, was celebrated at international film festivals in India, Germany, Bali and Cyprus. Broadcasts on TV networks in South Asia, are ongoing. Screenings have been popular with nature clubs, birding groups, libraries, galleries, museums and environmental studies courses. For distribution, to arrange a public screening, view the film online, buy a DVD, or other inquiries, please CONTACT us.
Check out Prince’s, SALT SPRING VIDEO CHANNEL, where he focuses his lens on Salt Spring Island people and events. Watch videos about the island’s First Nations and pioneer history; it’s natural beauty, agriculture, music, politics and remarkable artists.
- Chasing Rainbows (2015) (Instrumental)
- Island Way (2014)
- Pacific Day (2010)
- Light Dance (2002) (Instrumental)
- Whispering Rain (1998)
- Roaring from the Soul of a Lion (1993)
- Sea of Dreams (1987)
- BHUTAN – The Kind Kingdom (2018)
- Salt Spring Island Discovery (2007)
- Over the Himalayas (2005)
- Rafting the Taku River (2002)
- Ah The Money The Money (2001)
- Rainbow Way (1999)
- The All Sooke Day Story (1986)
- ReDiscovery: The Eagle’s Gift (1984)
- Cloudburst (1981)
PRESS & REVIEWS
Peter Prince’s, PACIFIC DAY, is guaranteed to enrich and enlighten even the greyest of West Coast days.
A compassionate voice, making music that matters.
On ISLAND WAY, Peter Prince’s poetic lyrics and soulful arrangements take the listener on a journey.
The multi-talented musician and filmmaker from Salt Spring Island is a prolific songwriter, inspired by the natural beauty and culture of our West Coast.
Inspirational. Motivational. Peter Prince’s songs and stories transported us around the world.
Love-able and artful Canadiana from Salt Spring Island’s, Peter Prince.
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