Hugo Perez

Hugo Perez

Hugo Perez is a director, producer, and writer whose work often focuses on his Cuban heritage. Perez is Producer and Director of Neither Memory nor Magic a feature documentary that explores the life, work, and legacy of the Hungarian poet Miklos Radnoti who died in 1944 during the Holocaust. Perez is also the Producer and Director of the ITVS funded documentary Summer Sun Winter Moon that had its national PBS broadcast in November 2009. Perez recently served as Executive Producer of Rodrigo Reyes feature documentary Purgatorio and of David Felix Sutcliffe’s documentary Adama. Perez was the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation/ Tribeca Film Institute Emerging Artist Fellowship in support of his feature screenplay Immaculate Conception. Perez’ short film Betty La Flaca was the winner of the 2006 HBO/NYILFF Short Film Award and his short film Julieta y Ramon was broadcast as part of the Showtime Latino Filmmaker Showcase. Perez’ film Seed was part of ITVS/PBS groundbreaking original online science fiction series FutureStates. Currently, Perez and Cathryne Czubek are directing Lights Camera Uganda, a feature documentary focused on the Wakaliwood action movie studio in the slums of Kampala. Perez produced the national PBS program Weekend in Havana which will air in July 2017, and is increasingly active in producing U.S. productions in Cuba.

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