Peter Champness has been part of the broadcast and entertainment world for over thirty years.  After twelve years on the BBC staff, working as Director and Producer across a variety of television programmes, ranging from social documentary to historical drama, he went freelance in order to avoid becoming an Executive Producer, which would have meant wearing a suit and going to meetings.

He now divides his time between the commercial world, making films for companies which some would regard as household names, and developing projects which stretch the creative elastic.

 One of these projects (and how!) was Perpetua.  He directed the preview in Burford in March 2012 and the full premiere at Christ Church Cathedral in November 2012.