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Letters: The Art of Grieving is a poetic documentary about the stories of three women: a wife, a mother, and a daughter as they rise above the trauma of loss through their creativity and art form.


Nich L. Perez is a Filipino-American filmmaker, researcher, and educator currently based in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. He treats every film grain or pixel as sacred, allowing moments as fragments of memories to transcend through the lens as a whole, beautiful and inspired. As an impetus to tell stories that matter, he believes that great stories empower - meaningful stories from the heart.

In 2014 he was part of the Human Rights and Photography Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in partnership with the Magnum Foundation as he worked with the unsheltered clients of Wards Island in New York City. Before doing his research fellowship in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, he was an Assistant Professor in Communications and Visual Arts at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana, and a supervising faculty at the digital media studio.

With 15 years of experience in the fields of education and filmmaking, his work, mostly in the realm of mission-driven media, experimental, and documentary, intersects with creativity, meaning, mental wellness, the ontology of pixels, and metaphysical cinema.

Many of his work has been selected in various film festivals and exhibitions, including (In) Justice For All, Great Lakes, Flicker’s Rhode Island, and One Nation Film Festivals. And his extensive mission-driven media work with various nonprofits continues to support their local and international causes from the scholarships of poor children in Haiti to the unsheltered populations of Arizona. Nich continues to share this passion of educating hearts and forming minds with his students and collaborators, inside and outside the classroom, and in the projects that they create, one pixel at a time.


Official Selection, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Scotland.
Official Selection, 74th University Film and Video Association Conference, USA
Great Lakes Film Festival, USA
Jury Prize Nominee, First Look Film Festival, USA
Official Selection, Filmstrip International Film Festival, Romania
Jury Award, Festival ART CONTAINER, Bergamo, Italy.
Award Winner, Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, Germany
Finalist Mountain Shadow Film Society’s 6th Annual Short Film Competition
Finalist, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA


Catalog # EPF16037 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-77-5 ● UPC: 6-82086-16037-5 ● NTSC

20 Minutes ● Copyright 2019 ● English, Captions