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A.J. Bermudez

A. J. BERMUDEZ is an award-winning writer and director based in Los Angeles and New York. Her past works include The Face of the Earth (winner of the Diverse Voices Award, 2018), Nightingale (winner of the Cinequest Film Festival, 2017), and Hunt (HBMG Foundation Selection, 2017). Her work has been featured at the Yale Center for British Art, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the LBGT Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and in a number of literary publications, including McSweeney’s, The Masters Review, Boulevard, Columbia Journal, The Chicago Review, The Offing, Gertrude Press, Hobart, Black Static, Concīs, Sick Lit, White Hot, Cheap Pop, Exposition Review, Lunch Ticket, Baltimore Review, and more.

In addition to writing and filmmaking, Bermudez is also a former boxer and EMT, and her work gravitates toward contemporary explorations of power, the architecture of language, and the dynamics of privilege. She is a Writer’s Digest National Award Winner, recipient of the Jameson Prize, a National Merit Scholar, nominee for the Spotlight Culture & Heritage Award, winner of the 2017 WILDsound Film Festival, and winner of the 2018 WeScreenplay Grand Prize. She was recently named Associate Editor of The Maine Review, and currently serves as Artistic Director of The American Playbook. Her first solo-written feature film premiered in 2018, and she was named one of the ISA’s Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2019. Her next feature film is slated for release in 2021.

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