Peter Molesworth—Writer, Filmmaker, Translator

Photograph by JJ Geiger


Photograph by Bao Ngo

About Peter

Peter is an Italian-American writer, actor, filmmaker & translator based in Valencia, Spain. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University. His work excavates personal, platonic and sexual intimacy, while reckoning with themes of grief, shame, sexuality, and gender.

Recently, Peter and his longtime collaborator Madeline Mahoney were awarded Best Writer & Best Comedy in the Digital Short Series competition at SeriesFest 2023 for their short film, Pear. The film also screened at Nashville Film Festival, FilmQuest, and Flickers’ Rhode Island’s Vortex Festival. Together, Peter & Madeline write sketch for the New Rory and Mal podcast.

Peter’s debut short film fix premiered at the 2019 Tacoma Film Festival and on NoBudge where it won Audience Favorite in March 2020.

Peter has translated artist interviews for Italian artists writing for English audiences and exhibition catalogues for Villa La Pietra in Florence.

Recent acting credits include: Charlie in Pear (2022), Connor in How to Catfish Your Ex (2023), Daniel in Fix (2020). 

He is a dual citizen of Italy and the United States, fluent in both Italian and English.

Film, Poetry
and Prose


Fix, a short film

Pear, a short film

“Molesworth creates vivid atmosphere in minimal yet potent ways, and gets wonderful performances from Brigette Lundy-Paine and Annie Young, expressive in their silence and their resolve.“

Kentucker Audley, NoBudge

“Sharp, witty dialogue- both spoken and physically. Where’s the second episode? Madeline and Peter created a fully realized world that invited you in and you wanted to stay. Insightful and satirical with good banter- we all want to see more.”

Digital Short Series Jury, SeriesFest 2023

Peter is represented by Hafizah Geter at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

For literary inquires, please contact Hafizah at

His acting reel can be found here.
Photograph by Mark Molesworth

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