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Luminous Beast is an innovative screen production company formed in Auckland, Aotearoa,

by three like-minded creatives. Together they aim to create surprising, meaningful, world-class television and film for a local and international audience. 

With a focus on iconic characters, curious worlds, genre-smashing narratives, and fresh perspectives, the Beast is committed to telling stories that reflect our rapidly changing world, champion diversity, and give people the feels. 


PETER SALMON (Director/Producer )

Peter Salmon is an acclaimed director and producer, with decades of experience in network, cable and premium television drama. He’s well known for his work on Australian shows such as Doctor Doctor, Rake, Mystic,The Beautiful Lie, Secrets and Offspring, Nowhere Boys, Mr & Mrs Murder. Peter directed the second series of the acclaimed thriller/comedy Wanted for Matchbox Pictures, which earned him a NZ TV Award for Best Director. In 2018, he produced the third series of Wanted in South Australia. For more information visit



Shoshana McCallum is a NZ playwright and screenwriter, best known for Step-Dave (for which she won the 2016 SWANZ Best TV Comedy Script Award) West Side, Head High, and The Creamerie. Her feature film, Daisy Chain, won the 2017 SWANZ Award for Best Un-Produced Feature Film. INSiDE, Luminous Beast’s first series, won an International Emmy in 2021. 



Dan Musgrove is an award-winning NZ screenwriter. His screenwriting credits include top one hour drama Westside, the feature film script Shearing the Love, The Creamerie, and the offbeat thriller INSiDE. His theatre writing credits include Christ Almighty, Toys, and the acclaimed Michael Hurst solo show No Holds Bard.

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