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Luis (Lou) Ferrer is a writer/director whose most recent script, "Unrepentant," currently sits on the Black List's "Top List" (his fourth script to land on the list). Both his previous script, "Dark to Dawn," and his debut script, "Joe Lee from Rock Bottom, Nevada," also earned spots on the "Top List," and both advanced to the second round of the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.

After being selected to participate in the Writers Guild Foundation's Veteran Writing Project, Ferrer directed and produced Act 1 of "Joe Lee," garnering wins at the London Independent Film Festival and the New York International Film Awards. "Joe Lee" also earned Official Selections at the Montreal Independent Film Festival, Florence Film Awards, and Vancouver Independent Film Festival, and earned Ferrer wins for Best Director at the Florence Film Awards and London Independent Film Festival.

After a short career as an attorney, Ferrer spent thirteen years as a television executive at HBO and NBC in New York, but left NBC to pursue his long-held passion for film writing and directing. Ferrer is a decorated combat veteran of the war in Afghanistan where he served as a combat infantryman and reconnaissance scout with the Army’s 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment’s Recon Scout/Sniper Platoon.

Ferrer studied at the American Film Institute Conservatory, holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown Law, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He splits his time between New York and California where he lives with his wife Eden and two-year-old son, Jack.

Writer currently has no listed scripts.