Pj Perez is a director, writer, producer and editor with experience writing, shooting and editing corporate, documentary and narrative productions. He started his career as a journalist whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites, including Rolling Stone, TimeOut, and Los Angeles Magazine. His debut feature film, the documentary PARKWAY OF BROKEN DREAMS, premiered in 2021 and earned several film festival awards. It is currently airing on public television stations nationally.
Perez first dabbled in video journalism in the mid-2000s, producing short-form segments for various websites, and was bitten by the filmmaking bug after winning a query contest in 2009, which led to the development of his original TV pilot, BEING (which was also a Round 2 finalist in the ATX Pitch Competition). Perez co-wrote and co-directed the short film SUGARHOOK as part of the 48 Hour Film Project, created the micro-pilot LAS VEGAS RULES, and edited the AT&T Create Shape-a-Thon short film NAMASTE.
Among other projects, Perez produced, directed, and edited the pilot for an unscripted travel/interview series called NOTEPADS & BAR TABS, is developing a TV drama, THE FOUNDATION (the pilot for which was a finalist in the 27th annual TVWriter People’s Pilot contest), and recently began pre-production on another documentary feature, MURDERED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, about the 1998 murder of two anti-racist activists in the desert outside Las Vegas.
Although he currently lives in Southern California, Perez was a Las Vegas resident for 25 years and was actively involved in that city’s music, art and poetry scenes, as a poet, playwright, musician, visual artist, and entrepreneur.
I have been in the industry since 2009.