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Stephanie Zenee Perez is a Los Angeles based director, writer, and editor with Indigenous roots. She is a queer first generation Mexican-American who’s interested in compelling stories that explore human complexities, diverse cultures, and underrepresented communities.


Beginning her filmmaking career editing the fully improvised feature film, THE FEELS, she later crossed over to the studio side at Lionsgate as an assistant in the Feature Post Production department where she worked on a number of studio films - A SIMPLE FAVOR, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, ROBIN HOOD, HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, POWER RANGERS. She jumped back into the editing room as an assistant editor on Monkeypaw Productions/Amazon docu-series, LORENA. Joining the Motion Picture Editors Guild while working on VIDA (Starz), under the editing guidance of Emmy nominated editor, JoAnne Yarrow. She went on to work with highly lauded editor, Greg O’Bryant, on BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR (Netflix) where she was bumped up to edit several episodes of the TV series as well as on climate change TV series, EXTRAPOLATIONS (Apple TV +) helmed by the acclaimed Scott Z. Burns.  She was an editor, writer, and producer on, BORN FREE, an indie birth documentary. Her latest TV project was Amazon's TV adaptation of MR. & MRS. SMITH, starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine.


Steph Zenee Perez

Her directorial debut, ELSEWHERE LOVE, premiered at GuadLAjara Film Festival and is making the festival rounds. The short film is a tender love letter to oneself - a queer abstract poetic piece that focuses on rebirth from heartbreak and features surreal textured memories as if playing an old film in the back of your head. She is currently working on the feature adaptation of her TV pilot, PAN DULCE, as well directing a documentary following the creation of the telenovela operatta, “ASUNCIÓN” (“Ascension”), by the artist San Cha – exploring her rich backstory as a queer Latina fusing tradition with iconoclasm.

Stephanie Zenee Perez holds a Master of Fine Arts with a specialization in Editing from the American Film Institute Conservatory

and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is Motion Picture Editors Guild Member, Film Independent

Project Involve Editing Fellow, UNLOCK HER POTENTIAL writing mentee, NALIP member, Chicana Director’s Initiative member,

and Brown Girls Doc Mafia member.

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