"Making this documentary film was probably the craziest exercise I have ever done. It meant reaching deep inside and travelling alone through the memories of the worst directing experience of my entire life, reliving every moment again and walking in my own shadow of what happened on my movie 46 years ago. Both Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan were the greatest two comic geniuses at that time and I should have been able to make one of the best comedies of all time. Instead it was a miserable failure, which haunted me for the rest of my life. The Ghost of Peter Sellers is a very emotional journey which I never ever wanted to embark on...but I'm so glad that I did."
Peter Medak (Budapest, 1937) fled to England during the uprising against the communist regime and immediately began his film career with the Associated British Picture Corporation working on some of the most remarkable British films of that period. In 1963 Medak was signed by Universal Studios in Hollywood. 1967 saw him sign with Paramount to direct his first feature Negatives with Glenda Jackson. His next two films were highly acclaimed black comedies: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg starring Alan Bates and The Ruling Class with Peter O' Toole, which received an Academy Award nomination. Over the next 30 years, Peter earned a reputation as an ‘actors' director, resulting in such acclaimed films as The Changeling, The Krays and Romeo Is Bleeding.