Pj Perez is a writer whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and websites across hundreds of articles since the early 2000s. Although he currently lives in Southern California, Perez was a Las Vegas resident for 25 years and was actively involved in that city’s music, art and poetry scenes, both as a performer and as a reporter.
He co-wrote and co-directed the short film SUGARHOOK, and created the micro-pilot LAS VEGAS RULES, a grounded spin on the TLC reality series Sin City Rules. Perez is currently in production on the feature documentary PARKWAY OF BROKEN DREAMS, as well as in various stages of development on two scripted TV dramas and an interview series.
Parkway of Broken Dreams
Film Director/Producer Through archival footage and interviews with business owners, journalists, musicians, artists and scenesters from that era, PARKWAY OF BROKEN DREAMS tells the story of how alternative culture exploded in Las Vegas' university district in the 1990s and disappeared almost as quickly.
Las Vegas Rules
Video Producer/Director/Editor Las Vegas Rules follows the lives of four intelligent, strong, independent women in Las Vegas– including a small business owner, a nightlife journalist, a community organizer and a multimedia maven–as they make positive contributions while living real lives in one of the most radiant, interesting and misunderstood cities in the world.
Film (Short) Producer/Director/Editor/Actor Vanessa Black escaped the burned-out suburbs of Flint, Michigan to attain wild success as lead singer of rock band Sugarhook, only to spiral back to Earth -- and crash hard. Now she's cleaned up and making a comeback. But can she shake off the ghosts of her past? Written by Mechanical Cow Productions
Super Undead Doctor Roach
Film (Short, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror and 1 More) Producer A scientist obsessed with bugs becomes an accidental superhero in this magical action comedy. In the world of a tennis-racket wielding secretary, as well as a crew made up of an evil exterminator, electrician and garbageman, Dr. Roach might not save the day, but as long as he thinks he does, everything is fine. Written by Polly Staffle Films
University of Nevada-Las Vegas