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Peter Kagan
Background information
Born USA
Occupation Video director, cameraman, photographer, writer
Associated acts The Dream Academy
Duran Duran
Steve Winwood
Cutting Crew

Peter Kagan is an American video director, writer, photographer and cameraman, whose work has included directing music videos for Duran Duran.


Kagan attended Rhode Island School of Design (USA) between 1975 to 1979. He is now a resident of Los Angeles, CA, USA, owning his own production company called Streamline Content.

Working as a video director and camerman, Kagan has over 20 Years of award winning content production. This includes music videos, such as "Notorious" by Duran Duran and "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood. Commercials and short documentary subjects, with objectives that include the continued pursuit of visual content production conjoining strong concepts, and compelling Imagery.

Kagan's specialties are direction for advertising, commercials, creative problem solving, great casting, photography and cinematography.

A selection of credits as Video Director[]

  • "This World" - The Dream Academy (1985)
  • "The Love Parade" - The Dream Academy (1985)
  • "Perfect Way" - Scritti Politti (1985)
  • "Little Wild One" - Marshall Crenshaw (1985)
  • "Higher Lover" - Steve Winwood featuring Chaka Khan (1986)
  • "Notorious" - Duran Duran (1986)
  • "(I Just) Died In Your Arms" - Cutting Crew (1987)
  • "Skin Trade" - Duran Duran (1987)
  • "Meet El Presidente" - Duran Duran (1987)
  • "London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do)" - Heather Nova


MTV Music Award Nominations, Best Video, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Monitor Awards, Effie Awards, Clios, Kodak Cinematography Awards, Bronze Lion at Cannes Advertising Film Festival. Numerous regional advertising awards