Richard Ray Perez, Producer, Creative Partnership, Sundance Institute, Documentary Film Program
Richard Ray Perez oversees a portfolio of Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) partnerships and collaborations including “Stories of Change,” a multi-year DFP initiative with the Skoll Foundation, and the Sundance Institute TED Prize Filmmaker Award. Mr. Perez also reviews submissions to the Sundance Documentary Fund, and represents the DFP at international film festivals, documentary film conferences and pitch sessions where he meets with filmmakers to assess and discuss their projects. In addition to his work at Sundance Institute Mr. Perez executive produced and directed the feature documentary film Cesar’s Last Fast that premiered in US Feature Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and broadcast simultaneously on the Spanish-language network Univision and Pivot, the cable television network owned by Participant Media.
About Sundance Documentary Fund
Sundance Documentary Fund, part of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, provides creative and financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. We provide $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement. Films supported have included Why We Fight; Trouble the Water; Reportero; The Queen of Versailles; The Interrupters; Free Angela; Powerless; When I Walk; God Loves Uganda; Invisible War; and The Square. In addition to financing we offer a year-round suite of creative support opportunities including Creative Labs, Fellowships, and Work-In-Progress screenings. In supporting a broad spectrum of innovative and creative non-fiction storytelling, Sundance Institute embraces documentary film as a vital contributor to the language of the 21st century.
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