Peyton is a documentary filmmaker renowned for showcasing the honesty and sincerity of her compelling subjects. Her work includes the acclaimed fighter pilot documentary feature Speed and Angels, honored with screenings at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, across the Festival circuit, including Best in Fest and Best Documentary at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the San Diego Film Festival, broadcast on Discovery Channel; Peyton’s documentary short The Bronzer, which Film Threat praised as “unique… such openness and depth of character is pretty rare”, enjoyed a successful festival run and rave reviews.
Peyton has also directed many popular commercials, including “First-Ever” for Ford EcoSport, creating first time moments for people who have had dreams of doing something extraordinary; “Louisa” as part of Dove’s “Amazing Moments” series (Ogilvy & Mather UK), which was lauded in trades including Ad Week and The Huffington Post; a campaign for U.S. Navy (Campbell-Ewald) featuring a reservist and chaplain whose poignant narratives unfold in authentically documented stories; and an integrated campaign for Nokia about TED Fellows (Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam).
A California native, Peyton has always punctuated a love for the great outdoors with a focus on writing and documentary filmmaking. When she doesn’t have a camera in her hand, she is riding horses, her favorite pastime since childhood.