Richard Ray Perez's Blog (4)

I'm now working at the Sundance Institute

Hello, fellow fellows.  Great News.  Today I started a new job.  I'm now working at the Sundance Institute.  I'm the Producer, Creative Partnerships for the Institute's Documentary Film Program .  In this position I'll manage and implement special documentary initiatives launched  with key organizations.  Wish me luck as I transition into this new job AND bring "Cesar's Last Fast "to rough cut in September!

Added by Richard Ray Perez on April 9, 2012 at 6:49pm — 3 Comments

A Flattering Write Up

Hello Fellow PBS/CPB Lab Producers.  Check out this nice write up about my film, Cesar's Last Fast.  It's very flattering:  

http://chicanafromchicago.com/2012/03/31/cesar-chavez-todavia-se-puede/

Added by Richard Ray Perez on April 3, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments

AMAZING NEWS RE: MY FILM "CESAR'S LAST FAST!"

Earlier today we received a $5,000 challenge grant from philanthropists Lyn and Norman Lear. This means every Kickstarter pledge from here on out - up to $5,000 - will be matched dollar for dollar! If you haven't already donated to our Kickstarter campaign please donate today.  There's only 1o days left!!! And if you can help us spread the word: forward to your friends, share on Facebook, and tweet our news, we would be so grateful. Thank you!  Visit…

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Added by Richard Ray Perez on November 14, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Cesar's Last Fast Kickstarter Campaign: It's Not Just A Pear

Yesterday I bought some pears, brought them home, and set them out to ripen on the kitchen table.

This morning, just before I started today’s work on our film, I looked at one of the pears. I realized that it’s more than just a fruit. That pear is a story.

The story starts with a seed that a farm worker planted. With water and proper attention, that seed turned into a sapling that another farm worker planted into a field. That field that grew into an orchard, a fertile forest…

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Added by Richard Ray Perez on November 14, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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