Writer of things: films, comics, articles, commercials, endless website profiles. Illustrator of pictures. Maker of music. Petter of dogs.
Pj Perez is a writer and filmmaker who got his start as a journalist, covering Las Vegas' arts, entertainment and culture for a variety of local, national and international publications and websites for almost 25 years, during which time he was also actively involved in that city’s music, art and poetry scenes.
In the mid-2000s, Perez started dabbling in video journalism, producing short-form segments for various websites, and was fully bitten by the filmmaking bug after winning a query contest in 2009, which led to the development of his original TV pilot, BEING (a Round 2 finalist in the 2018 ATX Pitch Competition).
Since then, he co-wrote and co-directed the short film SUGARHOOK as part of the 48 Hour Film Project, edited the short film NAMASTE as part of the 2019 AT&T Create-a-Thon, and produced, directed, and edited the pilot for an unscripted travel/interview series called NOTEPADS & BAR TABS.
Perez recently completed and released his first feature-length documentary, PARKWAY OF BROKEN DREAMS, which was a quarterfinalist for the ScreenCraft Film Fund and an award winner at several film festivals. Among other projects, he is developing a TV drama, THE FOUNDATION, based on his comic series THE UTOPIAN (the pilot for which was a finalist in the 27th annual TVWriter People’s Pilot contest), and another documentary feature, MURDERED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, about the 1998 murder of two anti-racist activists in the desert outside Las Vegas.
Official Selection
Parkway of Broken Dreams
Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival
Las Vegas, NV
2021
10 Degrees Hotter Award - Documentary Feature
Parkway of Broken Dreams
Valley Film Festival
North Hollywood
2021
Audience Award - Best Documentary
Parkway of Broken Dreams
Silver State Film Festival
Las Vegas
2021
College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Journalism & Media Studies
20022007
Birth City
Van Nuys, CA
Current City
Anaheim, CA
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Plays a variety of instruments and has been a member of several nominally successfully bands since the mid-1990s.
Writer of things: films, comics, articles, commercials, endless website profiles. Illustrator of pictures. Maker of music. Petter of dogs.