Myrna Perez is a Colombian-American filmmaker and artist based between Los Angeles and Miami. Her work uses color and music to tell stories about immigration and cultural assimilation. In 2020, Myrna led production for the Selena campaign for Netflix overseeing everything from short docs, international TV ads, artwork and more. She also directed the Undocumented Under COVID series for United We Dream, the largest undocumented youth network in the US. In 2019 she directed and executive produced the Home Is Here campaign for UWD. The films were embedded within the SCOTUS amicus brief for DACA, the first of its kind, and screened at the SCOTUS hearing. In 2020 the campaign won the Shorty Award for Best Social Movement Campaign and won the case for DACA. In 2017-2019 she was the founding director at Zoe Saldana’s production company, BESE, aimed at highlighting marginalized communities. In 2017 she founded the Bay-Area Video Consortium chapter, a creative community of emerging non-fiction filmmakers. In 2014-2016, she helped launch Fusion, a joint-venture between Disney and Univision. She has created work for global brands like Spotify, Tecate, Google and Clinique and for Grammy-winning artists like Miguel, Natalia Lafourcade and Kali Uchis. Myrna is currently in development for a feature film about the evolution of Tejano music.
“I am so excited to teach this summer because I believe filmmaking and the arts should be accessible to everyone. I’m excited to see what my students make of the class this year and where their films take them in life!”