President, Producer, Director, Cinematographer

Peter Schnall

President, Producer, Director, Cinematographer

Peter Schnall is a seven-time EMMY Award and recent Peabody Award winner who has been making distinctive films and documentaries for more than twenty years.

After nearly ten years as an independent, Peter began a remarkable 6-year stint as Producer and Senior Producer ­ of the long-running National Geographic Television weekly series Explorer.  During his time on Explorer, where his beat was real people, adventure, history and exploration films, Peter garnered an unprecedented six National Emmys, including four for best historical programming and two for cinematography.

In 1996 Peter left National Geographic Television to form Partisan Pictures in New York City.

When the White House was looking for a filmmaker they could trust to tell the story of Air Force One, they turned to Peter, giving him unprecedented access not just to the plane and its crew, but to three presidents as well; when Oprah Winfrey wanted a trusted filmmaker to document her humanitarian sojourn to Southern Africa to draw attention to the plight of children with
AIDS, she turned to Peter; and when the U.S. Secret Service wanted its story told to the American public, they, too, turned to Peter Schnall and Partisan Pictures.

Director of Development / Executive Producer

Don Campbell

Director of Development / Executive Producer

Don Campbell has over two decades of production experience on projects ranging from interactive multi-media, and museum exhibits to traditional broadcasting, corporate promotion and political consulting.  Since joining Partisan in 1998 he has produced RUSSIA, LAND OF THE TSARS, QUEST FOR KING ARTHUR and IN SEARCH OF USS INDIANAPOLIS.  He also wrote the scripts for AIR FORCE ONE, IN SEARCH OF LIBERTY BELL 7, SCHIZOPHRENIA and FIRESTORM.

Prior to joining Partisan Don helped create dozens of films for National Geographic Television, Discovery, The Learning Channel and Time Magazine; including GUNFIGHTERS OF THE WEST for TLC; Emmy Award-winner WAR-CODE NAVAJO and Emmy-nominee CAN’T DROWN THIS TOWN for NGTV; and producing Images of the ‘80s and Man of the Year for Time.  His first cd-rom, Seven Days in August, written and produced for Time magazine, was named “1994 CD-ROM of the Year” by MacWorld Magazine.

In the 1980’s Don worked extensively in political communication with the Sawyer/Miller Group, Ailes Communications and various individual campaigns.  He produced ads and campaign events for 17 statewide and 3 American Presidential campaigns. 1987-88 Don lived in Ecuador while serving as Executive Producer for the victorious campaign of President Rodrigo Borja.  In 1984, Campbell pioneered the use of home video in politics, producing a series of “video position-papers” for Senator Gary Hart’s presidential bid.

Senior Producer

Doug Shultz

Senior Producer

Doug Shultz has been producing award-winning documentary films for over ten years.  Most recently, he wrote, produced and directed several films for the acclaimed PBS series NATURE, enduring endless renditions of “Guantanamera” for CUBA: THE ACCIDENTAL EDEN, exploring the last of dying species in THE LONELIEST ANIMALS and investigating the disappearance of honeybees for SILENCE OF THE BEES which won a 2007 PEABODY AWARD, was nominated for four EMMY AWARDS, and which left him temporarily disfigured. Doug recently was Series Producer for BLUE-COLLAR DOGS for National Geographic WILD, and wrote, produced and directed our recent EMMY AWARD-winning two-hour docudrama CIA CONFIDENTIAL.

Doug flew across the African continent on the President’s plane for SECRET ACCESS: AIR FORCE ONE and produced the eight-hour MTV-meets-history series ICONS OF POWER for National Geographic Channel.  Doug’s other work includes the award-winning special THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, QUEST FOR KING ARTHUR, the EMMY AWARD-winning four-hour series RUSSIA: LAND OF THE TSARS, and Discovery’s NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS: THE BROTHERHOOD OF SEPTEMBER 11THth. Previous work includes the PBS specials BEYOND HUMAN: THE NEW AGE OF CYBORGS AND ANDROIDS and VOYAGE TO THE MILKY WAY, NOVA’s RUNAWAY UNIVERSE, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special, HAMMERHEADS: NOMADS OF THE SEA, Reader’s Digest’s THE PLANETS and MYSTERIES OF DEEP SPACE and the award-winning 13-part National Geographic series ANIMAL EDENS.

In his free time, Doug can be found chasing primates, silkscreening Indian t-shirts and trying to catch a double backflip in flying trapeze school.