As a documentary filmmaker, Hugo Perez is the recipient of the Estela Award for Documentary Filmmaking presented by NALIP – the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. Perez is Producer and Director of the feature documentary NEITHER MEMORY NOR MAGIC narrated by the Academy-Award Nominated® Patricia Clarkson and celebrated actor Viggo Mortensen. Perez is also the Producer and Director of the SUMMER SUN WINTER MOON that had a national PBS broadcast. Perez produced the national PBS show WEEKEND IN HAVANA, and is currently directing OMARA, a performance portrait documentary of the Cuban diva Omara Portuondo. Perez recently served as Executive Producer of Rodrigo Reyes feature documentary PURGATORIO – a recipient of a post-production grant from IMCINE that was broadcast on the PBS series America ReFramed. Perez also served as Executive Producer of David Felix Sutcliffe’s documentary ADAMA that aired on PBS World. Currently Perez is co-directing the feature documentary LIGHTS CAMERA UGANDA with Cathryne Czubek. Perez’ short film BETTY LA FLACA was the winner of the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Award. Perez previous 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. He is lives and works in Brooklyn.