Nich L. Perez
Nich Perez is a Filipino - American filmmaker, educator, producer, creative director and collaborator, researcher, artist, and professional storyteller based in Austin, TX, and Los Angeles, CA.
He has a knack for telling stories that matter told through the lens of empathy and community. So he enjoys creating pixels and film grain through relationships and treating them as sacred, and produces media that transcend through the lens as a whole, rendering beauty, inspiration, and authenticity in an evolving media landscape.  ​​​​​​​
To advocate for the marginalized, he took part in the Human Rights and Photography Program at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with the Magnum Foundation.  He had the honor to collaborate with the unhoused clients of Wards Island in New York City in 2014.  ​​​​​​​


Directing students while filming a scene for BRO.

Collaborations across time zones




And before doing his academic fellowship in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, he was an Assistant Professor in Communications and Visual Arts at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, IN, where he also served as the director of the digital arts studio from 2011to 2016.  

The Communications Professors, with Professors Ann Baldinger and Bob Williams, 2015.

With Amidani, one of the children from Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico, while filming a documentary.


With 15 years of experience in multimedia storytelling, creative strategy, and education, his work in the development of mission-driven media, institutional, and documentary storytelling intersects with social justice, creativity, identity, volunteerism, philosophy, mental wellness, and service-learning through media arts and practice.
Many of his award-winning media projects were in numerous international film festivals and exhibitions, including (In)Justice For All, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Go Mental in Berlin, and Flicker’s Rhode Island Film Festival.  In collaboration with many international non-profit organizations and educational institutions, his extensive mission-driven media work supports their causes in print to emerging media.​​​​​​​
He hopes to continue to share this passion for transforming hearts and minds through powerful stories and meaningful projects, one pixel at a time.
"Let me know how I can help!  Let's collaborate!"​​​​​​​

Austin, Texas on 35mm film.

My love letter to Cinema, a reel from nearly a decade of projects across the globe.

With the words from the great Ingmar Bergman's Laterna Magica (1987); The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography as translated by Joan Tate (1988)

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I live, therefore I make films.
I make film, therefore I live. 
Life. 
Movement. 
~ Jonas Mekas