Peter Farrelly helped launch the David Lynch MFA in Screenwriting program, and has been a guest lecturer there.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, Achievements
3 April 2019
Maharishi University of Management (MUM) guest lecturer Peter Farrelly won two Oscars at the 2019 Academy Awards. He took home the statues for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for his film Green Book.
Mr. Farrelly was a founding adviser for the David Lynch MFA in Screenwriting, MUM’s low-residency program. He visited campus in February of 2017 and helped launch the program. “We are so fortunate to have had such a talented filmmaker as Peter Farrelly share his expertise with our students,” said Dorothy Rompalske, program creator and director.
During his time on campus, Mr. Farrelly spoke about his films and about how learning the Transcendental Meditation technique in recent years has affected his work. Students in the program met again with the director this past December during their final residency in Los Angeles.
Together with his brother Bobby, Peter Farrelly is known for writing, directing, and producing quirky comedies such as Dumb & Dumber, Shallow Hal, and Me, Myself & Irene.
Mr. Farrelly co-wrote and directed Green Book. The film is based on a true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who was hired as a chauffeur and bodyguard for an African-American classical and jazz pianist in the early 1960s as he gave a concert tour in the Deep South.
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