Dan Perez is a multiple award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer who butters his bread producing videos for some of the most respected businesses and organizations in South Florida. Born and raised in New York City, Dan relocated his family to South Florida in 2003. After a successful 10 year career in sales and marketing in the catering/special events industry, Dan realized a passion for video production and started Dan’s Video Creations in 2006. His initial idea was to grow a wedding videography business but in 2007 he was given the opportunity to produce his first documentary film The Motivator: The Business of Selling Hope. The film went on to win the ‘Director’s Choice’ award at the inaugural Rincón International Film Festival and in 2008 Dan Perez Films was born.
Dan has produced videos for diverse South Florida clients such as Miami Children’s Hospital (now Nicklaus Children’s Hospital), United Way, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, the Law Offices of Tripp Scott and Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (to name a few). Dan is also active in New York City where he’s produced short videos on popular street artists Dasic Fernandez and Marthalicia Matarrita in a short film called The Candle. Dan has also shot and edited a series of videos for live music venue Le Poisson Rouge in NYC’s Greenwich Village.
Dan’s documentary films have won several awards at film festivals, including the Best Florida Film award at the 2010 Sunscreen Film Festival for his Miami Hip-Hop documentary film P.A.T.H. His next film, V.A.C.C. Camp: Camp “Can-Do” premiered at the 2012 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and took home the 3rd Place Prize in the Feature Documentary category at the 2013 ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto.
One of Dan’s latest projects, a short documentary film called Angels with Shoes (a story about life, love and living kidney donation), had its world premiere at the 2015 Rincón International Film Festival and took home both the “Best International Short” and “Audience Choice” awards. The film then won the “Best Documentary” award at the 2015 Film Miami Fest.
His other short documentary film GRAFSTRACT: The Bronx Street Art Renaissance won the “Best Street Art Film” award at the 2015 New Urbanism Film Festival in Los Angeles and has also screened at film festivals in New York, Texas, Spain, Sweden, Mexico, Romania, Turkey, India, and Chile.
If you’re looking for a distinctive video production that will help your company, organization or special event stand out from the rest, please feel free to contact Dan at Dan (@) SouthFloridaFilmmaker (dot) com or call 954-629-3483. You can also request a video quote HERE.
What people are saying about Dan Perez:
“Dan is simply the best! He has extraordinary talent and exemplary work ethic. I would recommend Dan to anyone.” ~Lucy Morillo, Esq., President, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
“Dan is a professional and perfectionist in his work. He puts his people at ease during the filming with great results, I highly recommend Dan for any Video Creation you may need.” -Carolina Rendeiro, CEO, Business Centers International
“Dan is truly a diamond in our midst.” ~Mark Trowbridge, President/CEO, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
“Dan Perez is a great videographer. He did a great job and gave us great results and great value. The bonus of working with Dan is that he’s flexible and “goes with the flow”. We’ll use him again soon.” ~Lois Geller, President & Owner at Lois Geller Marketing Group
“Dan Perez was most deserving of this years “Best Florida Filmmaker” awarded at the 2010 Sunscreen Film Festival. Not only is he an exemplary filmmaker, but he is also a tribute to Florida’s filmmakers.” ~Tyler Martinolich, Programming Director, Sunscreen Film Festival
“I would use his services for the rest of my career and highly recommend him to anyone who asks. What I really want to say about Dan as a person he is a man of his word and a passionate advocate for doing things professionaly and going the extra mile with Excellence.” ~Orly Amor, Owner at EXECUTIVE ONE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC.
“Dan is a true professional, but beyond that, he is very creative when it comes to getting unique shots on film. If you’re looking for someone to film, direct and edit a project,..Dan is the Man!” ~Victor Antonio, Sales Trainer/Keynote Speaker
Juanes at Miami Children’s Hospital
Jack Nicholson at his home in West Palm Beach
Macaulay Culkin in New York City
Jordin Sparks at Miami Children’s Hospital
Singer/songwriter Doveman in New York
Lardarius Webb of the Baltimore Ravens
Roberto Clemente Jr. in Miami
Alonzo Mourning (and Mrs. Perez)
Backstage with Yo La Tengo in New York City
John Travolta at the Sunscreen Film Festival
Afrika Bambaataa in Washington D.C.
Backstage with Andy Montañez of El Gran Combo
Yuka Honda in New York City
Grandmaster Dee of Whodini
Former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez
Fania legends Tito Allen and Izzy Sanabria
Backstage with Salsa legend Willie Colon in Hollywood, Florida