Brian Pera

Moving Image, 2012

Brian Pera grew up in Omaha and Houston, and for the past 20 years has lived and worked in Memphis, TN. Pera has written, directed and produced two feature films and several short films. Pera’s first feature film, The Way I See Things, received an award for First-Time Achievement in Filmmaking at the Milano Mix Film Festival, premiered at the Los Angeles Outfest Festival in 2008 as part of the festival’s Four in Focus Spotlight, and was a centerpiece of the Thessaloniki International Film Focus section in Greece. The film also played festivals in Seattle and Chicago and won the Hometowner Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Indie Memphis Film Festival. Pera’s first novel, Troublemaker, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2000. Life As We Show It, an anthology of film writing that Pera co-edited with Masha Tupitsyn, was released in 2010 by City Lights.

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