Hugo Perez is a director, producer, writer, editor, and cameraman whose work often focuses on his Cuban heritage. Perez is Producer and Director of NEITHER MEMORY NOR MAGIC - a feature documentary narrated by the Academy- Award Nominated® Patricia Clarkson and celebrated actor Viggo Mortensen that was the recipient of a 2010 NEH Chairman’s Grant. Perez also Producer and Directed the 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 that was one of three recipients of a prestigious post-production grant from IMCINE, the Mexican Ministry of Film. Perez also served as Executive Producer of David Felix Sutcliffe’s documentary ADAMA that aired on PBS World in Fall 2011. Perez has studied writing with Gabriel Garcia Marquez, collaborated with Pulitzer prize-winning novelist William Kennedy, and served as a guest artist for acclaimed theater director and artist Robert Wilson. He is the recipient of the 2009 Estela Award for Documentary Filmmaking presented by NALIP – the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, as well as the recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute Emerging Artist Fellowship.