Hey, I'm Bernadette!

Los Angeles, California

Bernadette Perez is a Los Angeles based Native American, Mexican, LGBT Actress, Director & Producer originally from East Chicago. She began as a stage Actress at the age of twelve. Her first professional role was playing Edna Arkins in Lynda Barry's "The Good Times Are Killing Me", an adolescent girl's coming of age story during a time of racial integration. While continuing stage work, she won the Original Oratory Optimist Speech Contest (just like Julia Roberts did as a young girl). This only pushed her to further continue working as an Actress. She had an opportunity during that time to work as an Actress in events such as pARTners Performing For Life, raising awareness and funds to find a cure for the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This idea of being able to use her craft and voice to make a difference in the world excited her. Eventually, she moved to New York where she landed a small role in her first film. A few months later she booked the lead in a potential Television Pilot filming in Las Vegas. After completing filming on the Pilot, she moved to Los Angeles and began studying at an Arts Conservatory. She currently works in Film and Television, and regularly campaigns for equality in the LGBT community, at-risk youth with the Writegirl organization, and diversity and inclusion in the film industry.

 

 

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Colours: The Short Film

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Teen

Two friends are forced to face family trauma and secrets that threatens their relationship and changes their world view.

88%

This project got the green light!

Mildly Different

Maynooth, Ireland Film Short
Drama, Other

An edgy drama about a young woman on the autistic spectrum who struggles w/ all around her until the kindness of one person changes her life

101%

This project got the green light!

"The Happy Side" Comedy Movie

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy

When her boss gives her an ultimatum to come in to work, a burned-out Retail employee must decide whether or not to give up her epic day off

81%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Toronto, Canada Series
Comedy, Satire

Headshots is a comedy series set in a photo studio. Each episode features a new character getting their picture taken for a bizarre reason.

100%

This project got the green light!

Petty Cash

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

In Upstate New York, a young bartender is overwhelmed by past demons when her estranged brother falls on her doorstep, asking for help.

108%

This project got the green light!

Inside the Notebook

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

After 12 years, Istar, the most wanted girl in Egypt, returns to finally reunite with her mother. Ready to fight the Pharaoh and his army.

100%

This project got the green light!

PSYCHICOLOGIST

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

An introverted psychology grad student is disrupted by a psychic puppet insisting on teaching her about intuition and human connection.

81%

This project got the green light!

In Autumn They Fly Away

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Crime, Horror

In Autumn They Fly Away is a crime drama set in the 1950's. A single Mother will stop at nothing for the love and safety of her child.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Scroll of Morlok

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Horror

A film projectionist is tasked with screening a silent horror classic, only to free a 'fictional' ghoul from his celluloid prison.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Lost Comet

Mexico City, Mexico Film Short
Drama, Music

Joining narrative film and dance, this story sheds light on a voiceless tragedy while racing through the iconic landmarks of Mexico City.

86%

This project got the green light!

Bury Me Not

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Western

In order to protect a dangerous secret, two uncompromising women hide the truth as a relentless sheriff digs deeper.

86%

This project got the green light!

Big Trees

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

Jake's plans for a relaxing trip to Sequoia National Park are thwarted when he's joined by his former best friend and his ex-girlfriend.

100%

This project got the green light!

GREATLAND

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Romance, Sci-Fi

Trapped in a world of perpetual fun and inter-species love, a teenage boy crosses the forbidden frontier to save his childhood sweetheart.

86%

This project got the green light!

Dorris, 85

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

An elderly woman, Dorris, celebrates her husband’s eighty-fifth birthday without him.

120%

This project got the green light!

EL NARCO

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Foreign Film

When a Mexican doctor captures a corrupt cop, an innocent nurse must evaluate her own morals as the doctor pressures her to work with him.

83%

This project got the green light!

Animal Instincts

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Series
Comedy, Fantasy

After struggling through several arguments, a moon goddess and a werewolf visit Theodore Krumpkin for couples counseling.

84%

This project got the green light!

CNT Productions

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Film-related Business

CNT flips the script on stereotypes one story at a time.

105%

This project got the green light!

Alien Guy Tim

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Documentary

An outcast, Alien Guy Tim, wants to prove that he has been abducted by aliens, but faces many obstacles along the way.

140%

This project got the green light!

Connections

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Liza and Tanya learn more about each other the morning after they hook up, but sometimes relationships aren't always what they seem.

100%

This project got the green light!

Thunderbolt In Mine Eye

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Teen

Two young neighbors embark on a first love relationship in which they struggle to remain kids amid the complexities of modern adolescence.

101%

This project got the green light!

Disfluency

Commerce Charter Township, Michigan Film Feature
Drama, Comedy

Jane spends the summer after college at her family's lake house where she continues to cope with PTSD after date rape.

124%

This project got the green light!

"Too Many Bodies: Place Called Us" A Music Video about Gun Reform

Los Angeles, California Music Video
Drama, Experimental

A girl walks through a high school magically resurrecting those hurt by gunfire in a dance.

85%

This project got the green light!

Steps

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

The story of 6 individuals through 3 decades of their lives on their journey from addiction to sobriety.

83%

This project got the green light!

Desert Trilogy

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

The desert links three stories: A child ghost haunts her father, an estranged sister asks a final favor, and a cowboy meets unlikely angels.

87%

This project got the green light!

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