Peter Saraf is an American film producer whose feature film credits include Adaptation (2002), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Our Idiot Brother (2011), and The Kings of Summer (2013).[1] In 2004, he co-founded the film production company Big Beach with Marc Turtletaub; the two still run the company and produce most of their films through it.

Saraf is the son of the late film producer and director, Irving Saraf.[1] Irving Saraf, who was born in Poland and raised in Israel, won an Academy Award for the documentary film, In the Shadow of the Stars, in 1991.[1]. He has a wife named Erika Greene and two children, Oscar and Olive.


All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Notes
1996 Into the Rope
1997 Ulee's Gold Co-producer
Nominated–Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
2000 The Opportunists Executive producer
2002 The Truth About Charlie
Adaptation Executive producer
2005 Everything Is Illuminated
2006 Little Miss Sunshine Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
Producers Guild Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Picture
2007 Chop Shop Executive producer
2008 Sunshine Cleaning
Is Anybody There?
2009 Away We Go
2010 Jack Goes Boating
2011 Our Idiot Brother
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Nominated–Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
2013 The Kings of Summer
Gods Behaving Badly
2015 Me Him Her
3 Generations
2016 Loving Producer Guild "Stanley Kramer" Award
2018 White Fang
2019 The Farewell Pending–Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature
Pending–Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Intelligent Life
Miscellaneous crew
Year Film Notes
1998 Beloved Mayor: Bluestone Road
Year Film Notes
2002 The Good Girl Special thanks
2005 Duane Hopwood Special thanks
2012 Sleepwalk with Me The filmmakers wish to thank
2014 The Skeleton Twins Special thanks
Hollidaysburg Special thanks
2015 People Places Things The producers wish to thank
2016 Morris from America Special thanks


Year Title Notes
2018 Vida Executive producer
2018−19 Sorry for Your Loss Executive producer


  1. ^ a b c Barnes, Mike (December 30, 2012). "Oscar-Winning Producer Irving Saraf Dies at 80". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 15, 2013.

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