He has directed feature films, television episodes, video games and commercials. He has also worked as a screenwriter, and in various technical roles in film production, even earning recognition at SIGGRAPH 2014. Gornstein shared the "Best Real-Time Graphics" award at the 2014 SIGGRAPH with two other men for Ryse: Son of Rome.
Britain's National Gallery commissioned Gornstein to make a video in which he explained how much game designers, like those he lead when he was th artistic director for the game Ryse: Son of Rome, owed to renaissance painters, when they design a games' virtual environment.
- "Peter Gornstein". Videm om film. Archived from the original on 2019-04-19. https://web.archive.org/web/20190419160928/https://www.dfi.dk/en/viden-om-film/filmdatabasen/person/peter-gornstein. Retrieved 2021-01-11. "Holds a Master of Fine Art in film direction from the American Film Institute and a BA in illustration from the California College of the Arts."
- Mercedes Milligan (2014-07-01). "SIGGRAPH Announces 2014 Festival Winners". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on 2020-09-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20200928195720/https://www.animationmagazine.net/events/siggraph-announces-2014-festival-winners/. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
- "PAST COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS". SIGGRAPH. http://s2017.siggraph.org/past-computer-animation-festival-award-winners.html. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
- "Building the Picture". National Gallery. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/past/building-the-picture-architecture-in-italian-renaissance-painting/building-the-picture. Retrieved 2021-03-05. "Discover how much the modern computer games industry and Italian Renaissance painters have in common."