Summer Pervez

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.

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.

Watch the conversation from Panel 1 moderated by Summer