Peter Ramsey is the director of Dreamworks Animation's 2012 feature film "Rise Of The Guardians". He also directed the Halloween TV special, "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" as well as serving as a story artist on several of Dreamworks Animation's feature films. Prior to joining Dreamworks, he worked as a storyboard artist on a notable number of live action feature films, including "Backdraft", "Boyz n the Hood", "Bram Stoker's Dracula", "Minority Report", "Cast Away", "Independence Day," "Being John Malkovich", "Fight Club" and "Hulk", among many others. Ramsey's directing skills were honed early, as Second Unit Director on live action feature films including "Godzilla," "Tank Girl," "Higher Learning," and "Poetic Justice." A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, Peter grew up in the Crenshaw area, and graduated from Palisades High School before attending UCLA.