Summer Pervez is a filmmaker, screenwriter, poet, photographer and professor. Born in Saudi Arabia, Summer obtained her BA and MA from the University of Western Ontario, and her PhD in English Literature from the University of Ottawa in 2007. She has taught literature and film as a professor at several departments of English at universities and colleges in Ontario and British Columbia.
As a screenwriter, Summer obtained her diploma in Writing for Film and Television at the Vancouver Film School. Her screenwriting consists of both short and feature length drama on such subjects as the Partition of India, gay-bashing, racism and the American dream. She is also interested in adapting short stories and novels for the screen.
Summer’s first feature screenplay, 1947 has been doing well in international screenwriting competitions, including earning places as a semi-finalist in the 2013 Praxis Feature Screenplay Competition and the 2013 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. Summer also wrote and produced the short films Shame (2013) and The Address (2014) both of which are competing at several international film festivals. She is also the co-founder and co-CEO, along with Osama Paradox, of Vodou Feather Films, a film production company based in Seattle and Vancouver.
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