Peter Törnestam was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1963. He launched his career in the film industry in 1986 as a video assistant and began with copying, QC and packing VHS feature films via Telecine grading and Linear editing. He went on to become a non-linear editor/compositor at post-production house Mekaniken for 7 years, working on Quantel Editbox and Henry. He soon jumped to Autodesk Flame and more advanced compositing on bigger and international projects.
In April 2002, Peter joined Chimney as a Partner and Senior VFX artist. He continued working with bigger projects and clients, quickly gaining notoriety and awards for his skills. In 2016, he moved to Santa Monica, California, to help launch the Chimney LA office. He is now back in Stockholm and looking forward to taking on the Swedish market again—both as a Supervisor and hands on as a Flame artist.