Pete Miser (real name, Pete Ho) is a fiercely independent m.c. who has been rocking all forms of hip hop expression since 1985. A native of Portland, Oregon, Pete fronted and managed the Northwest's most prominent hip hop band, 5 Fingers of Funk, touring the nation and performing with acts such as Maceo Parker, the Roots and Run DMC. It was during this time that Pete created Ho-Made Media, his one man independent record label that released both 5 Fingers of Funk releases and Pete's 1996 solo album, "What It Be" for combined sales of over 20,000 units. After six years with 5 Fingers of Funk and the Northwest region on lock, Pete made a move to New York to immerse himself in hip hop culture in its birthplace.
Upon relocating to the East Coast, Pete was recruited by Multi-platinum Arista recording artist, Dido as the dj in her seven-piece band. With Dido, Pete toured the United States Europe, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Top of The Pops and the European MTV Awards alongside such acts as Jay-Z, Sting and the Gorillaz.
Pete continues to live in New York where he records and performs his music. In addition to his own work, Pete writes and produces projects for a wide variety of artists from underground hip hop m.c.s such as the 6th Sense to new wave legends, the Cure.
Pete's love of film has led to his scoring some very cool indie films and documentaries; most recently "In 500 Words Or Less" and "Through The Fire" as well as contributing source music to many other film projects.
IN 500 WORDS OR LESS
POINT MADE FILMS (2009)
Going to college is a rite of passage for many American high school students, but the process can be overwhelming: college fairs, tours, SATs, applications. And then there's the personal essay. How does a seventeen-year old define herself to total strangers when she's only beginning to discover who she really is? And how can she be expected to do it in an essay of 500 words or less? Point Made Films takes you on the journey to college with four very different young people as they spend their last year with their families trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Directed by Molly Fowler.
THROUGH THE FIRE
ESPN/HOCK FILMS (2005)
During his senior year in high school, basketball star Sebastian Telfair wrestles with the idea of taking his Coney Island team to the championship, decide whether to attend college or go pro, secure an endorsement deal, and get his family out of the projects.; Directed by Jonathan Hock (“Slam from the Street Vol #1: The Original“, “Slam from the Street Vol #2: Playground All-Stars”), Featuring Jay-Z, Derek Jeter, and Spike Lee.
EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
WARNER INDEPENDENT (2005)
SCORE/SOUNDTRACK/LICENSING ( YA-TAKOY )
A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of a local who speaks weirdly funny broken English.; Directed by Liev Schreiber (Directorial Debut; Actor: “Sum Of All Fears”, “Scream”, “CSI”), based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Featuring Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, and Oleksandr Choroshko.
THE NIGHT LISTENER
MIRAMAX FILMS (2006)
LICENSING ( SO SENSITIVE )
In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.; Directed by Patrick Stettner (“The Business of Strangers“, “Flux”) Featuring Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Sandra Oh, and Rory Culkin.
DISCOVERY FILMS (2007)
SCORE/LICENSING ( ALL I DO , CUT TO THE CHASE , THROUGH THE FIRE ,AND PICK 'EM UP )
A documentary on two teams in preparation for the Double Dutch world championship at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.; Directed by Stephanie Johnes (Directorial Debut)
THE HIP HOP PROJECT (SOUNDTRACK)
MIXING ( FEEL LIKE GIVING UP , ENVY )
The Hip Hop Project is the dynamic and inspirational story of a group of New York City teenagers who transform their life stories into powerful works of art, using hip hop as a vehicle for self-development and personal discovery. The film traces the evolution of this award-winning outreach program developed by Kazi, a formerly homeless teenager turned youth mentor. After four years of collaboration, the group produced a powerful and thought-provoking album that provides a revealing look at their lives. In contrast to all the negative attention focused on hip hop and rap music, this is a story of hope, healing and the realization of dreams.; Directed by Matt Ruskin (Directorial Debut) Featuring Doug E. Fresh, Russell Simmons, and Bruce Willis.
THE GARDENER OF EDEN
THE 7TH FLOOR (2007)
LICENSING ( FINAL )
Young man on the wrong track, suddenly finds purpose and love when he captures a serial rapist.; Directed by Kevin Connolly (Directorial Debut; Actor: “Entourage”, “Antwone Fisher”) Featuring Lukas Haas, Erika Christensen, and Giovanni Ribisi.
LICENSING ( RADIO FREE BROOKLYN , TEPPEI WAS TOO )
FAMILY BONDS (HBO)
LICENSING ( RADIO FREE BROOKLYN )
GEORGE CLOONEY'S UNSCRIPTED (HBO)
LICENSING ( ALL I DO )
KEVIN HILL (HBO)
LICENSING ( ALL I DO )
NBA LIVE BRING IT HOME (ESPN)
REEBOK (NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL)
NIKE (EUROPEAN TV COMMERCIAL)
VERIZON (NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL)
REVLON (NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL)
ADIDAS (NATIONAL STREET MARKETING CAMPAIGN)
BACARDI (NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL)
COVERGIRL (NATIONAL TV COMMERCIAL)