Writer • Director
Musician • Designer

Pete Ficht is an award-winning writer, director, musician, and designer based in Bend, Oregon.



Pete has written two TV pilots, two screenplays, four produced plays, and co-written a rock musical. He’s had short stories, poetry, comic strips, and music reviews published.

In 2018, Pete’s teleplay The Doll House won "First Place - Best Teleplay" at the Oregon Independent Film Festival, won "Honorable Mention" at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, and was a finalist at the LA INDIE Film Fest and Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest.

His teleplay Dark End of the Street was an official selection at the Lake Charles Film Festival.

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Pete has an MFA in Directing for the Theater from Tulane University, in New Orleans. Recently, he has directed videos, commercials, and PSAs for clients Wahoo Films and Wild Bells.

He directed numerous plays in college and grad school, wrote and performed children's theater, and was a member of two improv comedy groups (and founded one of them).

Pete is extremely skilled at working with actors, having taught acting at Tulane University. He is also an excellent script doctor and editor for scripts that need punching up.

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Pete is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has toured the country as a working musician, appearing at SXSW, New Orleans Jazz Fest, and MusicFestNW.

He has released numerous albums with bands such as the House Levelers, The State Flowers, (Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees) King Black Acid, and Wild Bells.

He recently composed the music for Senioritis, a rock musical, and is currently playing with Bend bands AM Clouds and JuJu Eyeball (a Beatles cover band).

To hear and learn more about Pete’s music, visit the Wild Bells site.


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Pete Ficht is the founder of GurUX Bend, a UX/UI Design & Consulting Shop located in Bend, OR.  


Founder Pete Ficht is a 15-year veteran of Portland design agencies and has held the roles of Creative Director and Sr. User Experience Designer. He is also an expert business strategist and has worked with clients such as CitibankStorablesMade in Oregon and He has designed for software, web and mobile apps in such diverse areas as e-Commerce,  banking and military intelligence.

Besides his UX/UI and business strategy expertise, Pete is an excellent writer of web content and business requirements. And he has experience with SEO, social media, HTML/CSS coding, graphic design, and audio & video editing. Click here for more information.