Loni Peristere is an American television director, producer, and former visual effects supervisor. He is well known for his work on the Starz drama Banshee; and for the FX anthology series American Horror Story. He began his career as a visual effects coordinator for the 1997 Tommy Lee Jones starrer Volcano. He worked in the department on future films, such as Cinderella, Serenity, Beyond, and One Day Like Rain. He worked in special effects for TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Drive. In 2014, Peristere segued into direction. Helming and producing multiple episodes of Starz's Banshee. That same year he began directing for FX's American Horror Story. He is the co-founder of visual effects studio Zoic.