Director Peter Berg discusses Patriot’s Day

Peter Berg discusses Patriots Day

December 18, 2016 A DGA Q&A in Los Angeles

The events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt to find the terrorists behind it is retold in Director Peter Berg’s new drama, Patriots Day.

Drawn from real-life accounts, Berg’s film brings us back to the horrific Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013, when terrorists set off two pressure cooker bombs near the marathon's finish line and killed three civilians and injured an estimated 264 others. The film weaves together the stories of the heroic first responders and the investigators who raced against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they could strike again.

Following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on December 18, Berg sat down with Director Edward Zwick (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) to discuss the making of Patriots Day.

In addition to Patriots Day, Berg’s credits include the feature films Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor, Very Bad Things, The Rundown, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, Hancock, Kings Ransom, and Battleship; the movies for television Virtuality and Bloodline; the pilot episodes for the television series Wonderland, Friday Night Lights, Prime Suspect, and The Leftovers; and episodes of the television series Chicago Hope, 30 for 30 and Entourage. Berg has been a DGA member since 1997.

You can listen to Berg's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find all DGA podcast episodes here.


Event photos by Shane Karns - Print courtesy of CBS Films

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