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Luis (Lou) Ferrer is a writer/director whose most recent script, “Anywhere But Now,” recently advanced to the second round of the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, his third script to advance at Austin. The script is also Ferrer’s fifth to land on the Black List's "Top List.”

On the merits of his debut script, “Joe Lee,” Ferrer was selected to participate in the Writers Guild Foundation's Veteran Writing Project. Ferrer later directed and produced Act I of “Joe Lee,” garnering wins at the London Independent Film Awards 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 Awards.

Ferrer spent thirteen years as a television executive at HBO and NBC in New York before leaving 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, holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown Law, and will soon earn 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.


L.F. Ferrer

When a physically and emotionally damaged veteran attempts to reconnect with his ailing, estranged, 12-year-old daughter, they’ll embark on an ill-fated road trip toward redemption and forgiveness.