David Peat An Eye on the Street, Glasgow 1968 (Four boys at wall) 1968 © The Peat Family


Born 1947
Died 2012
Nationality Scottish

David Peat was a documentary film-maker and cinematographer. His career in television began in the 1960s, and by the 1970s he was working as a film cameraman on major documentaries such as Big Banana Feet (1976) with Billy Connolly. Initially working alongside acclaimed producers like the BBC’s Paul Hamman, and directors like Bill Forsyth, he made a transition to directing in the early 1980s. He is best known for his poignant and intimate observational documentaries, including This Mine is Ours (1994), Gutted (2004), and Life’s Too Short (2006).