U.K. writer/producer made 'Desperate Moves'

Producer and writer Peter Shepherd died of an aneurysm Feb. 18 in Normandy, France. He was 68.

Shepherd’s career spanned three decades across England, Italy, Brazil, India and the U.S. Born in the U.K., he got his start as an assistant director on Italian films including Bernardo Bertolucci’s “1900.” He scripted and produced the 1981 horror pic “There Was a Little Girl” and moved into producing fulltime with “Desperate Moves.”

Among his production credits are “Lambada,” “Sonny Boy,” “The Outpost” and the controversial Italian pic “Melissa P” as well as docudrama “Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor.” He also served as supervising producer on TV series “Tequila and Bonetti.”

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