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Hugo Perez


Hugo Perez is a filmmaker and writer whose work often focuses on his Cuban heritage. Currently, Perez is Producer and Director of two feature documentaries in post-production. NEITHER MEMORY NOR MAGIC, an official selection of the 2006 IFP Market as a work-in-progress, explores the life, work, and legacy of the Hungarian poet Miklos Radnoti who was killed in 1944 during the Holocaust. In addition, Perez is working on finishing the ITVS funded project SUMMER SUN WINTER MOON, a documentary that follows Blackfeet poet Darrell Kipp and celebrated composer/conductor Rob Kapilow through the process of creating a symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the point of view of American Indians today. Perez recent short film BETTY LA FLACA is the winner of the 2006 HBO/NYILFF Short Film Award and can be seen on the HBO family of channels through 2008. Perez previous short comedy JULIETA Y RAMON was broadcast as part of the 2005 Showtime Latino Filmmaker Showcase, which spotlights the work of emerging Latino directors. His writing has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and Salon, and his films have screened at venues such as MoMA and the Smithsonian. Perez is the founder of M30A Films, which has a number of narrative and documentary projects in development and production.

Previously Hugo produced The Writer PBS series for the NYS Writers Institute which aired on WMHT and was Director of Activities at Simon's Rock College. He has worked on documentaries on hard-boiled detective Mickey Spillane, awarding winning documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, and Gregorio Fuentes, age 101, Hemingway's boat captain for 22 years--the man that many believe is one of the inspirations for the character of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea.

Hugo is available for hire on freelance projects. For more information check out his new web site, M30A FILMS. He can be contacted via e-mail at [email protected]

Hugo and friends. . .

Frank McCourt
Hugo Perez and Hunter Thompson; Bill and Dana Kennedy in background

Hunter Thompson

Albany Times Union Article
The Writer PBS Series