MFA in Film

Lou Pepe

Lou Pepe

Lou Pepe directs both documentary and fiction films, among them LOST IN LA MANCHA shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary and winner of the Evening Standard’s Peter Sellers Award for Best Comedy; BROTHERS OF THE HEAD, winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature; and MALKOVICH'S MAIL, an original documentary special for AMC.

LA MANCHA and BROTHERS were distributed theatrically by IFC Films in the U.S. and screened at international film festivals including: Berlin, Toronto, Telluride, Chicago, IDFA, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Tribeca, SXSW, San Francisco, and Cinema Jove Valencia. Most recently, Pepe directed THE BAD KIDS, which won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Verité Filmmaking at Sundance Film Festival.

Using examples from his own filmography as well as clips from films that have inspired his work, filmmaker Lou Pepe discussed storytelling techniques as they relate to both documentary and fiction at the Fall 2016 Film Residency.