Nich L. Perez
Nich Perez is a Filipino-American filmmaker, professor, and creative collaborator based in Austin, TX, and Los Angeles, CA.  He is the founder and director of the NONPROFIT FILM COLLECTIVE, a grassroots group of storytellers, collaborating with nonprofits, students, and institutions to tell meaningful stories and bring positive change.
Nich (pronounced as Nick) has a knack for telling "stories that matter" 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.  ​​​​​​​
Nich participated in the Human Rights and Photography Program at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with the Magnum Foundation.  He collaborated 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

Before doing his academic fellowship in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, Nich has been teaching as an Assistant Professor in Film, Media, and Communication Studies in various institutions, including Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, IN, Grinnell College, and St. Mary's University, TX.

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, disability rights, creativity, identity, volunteerism, philosophy, mental wellness, and service-learning through media arts and practice.
His award-winning media projects were in numerous international film festivals and exhibitions, including (In)Justice For All, the 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, unfolding the myth, 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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Thanks for reaching out.I look forward to collaborating with you!
I live, therefore I make films.
I make films, therefore I live. 
~ Jonas Mekas