Hunter began in the industry as an actor at age 12, later transitioning to writing, directing and producing theatre and film projects. His multi-media solo performance show, Fate of the Monarchs, was named “Critic’s Pick” by BackStage West and his original play The Sermons of John Bradley won Hunter the “Best Male Actor – Drama” from StageSceneLa.com for the 2008-2009 season. The dark short film he wrote and produced, Winner Takes All, screened at ten international film festivals in 2011 and 2012 before receiving distribution from Guest House Films on their Black Briefs collection.
Hunter’s feature film directorial debut – Guys Reading Poems – premiered in April, 2016 at the 21st annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, subsequently screening at eight festivals and winning the Audience Award for Best Feature (Drama) at the 25th annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the jury award for “Creativity in Drama” at the 36th annual Breckenridge Film Festival and “Best in Fest” at the South Texas Underground Film Festival. The film has also screened at Dances with Films, D.C. Independent Film Festival and was the Centerpiece Selection at qFLIX Philadelphia. It was released theatrically at Arena Cinelounge in Los Angeles in April, 2017, where The Los Angeles Blade described it as “essential viewing.” The film will be released across many platforms this October, 2017.
Hunter previously directed the web television project Dumbass Filmmakers! which won “Outstanding Director – Comedy” at L.A. WebFest in 2013.
Actors who’ve worked with Hunter as a filmmaker include Alexander Dreymon (“The Last Kingdom”), Rex Lee (“Young and Hungry”), Patricia Velasquez (“The Mummy” films), Alec Mapa (“Ugly Betty”), Dale Raoul (“True Blood”), Christos Vasilopoulos (“Banshee”) and Lydia Hearst (“South of Hell”).