San Francisco native Adrian Per is a self-taught music video director, photographer, DJ, and production company co-owner of Lumpia Watermelon. Beginning with producing his own music videos, he transformed into the go-to collaborator for some of your favorite mainstream artists. Lets get to know this multi-hypenated creative!
1. Adrian Per began producing his own videos at 19.
This film director has a speciality in creating music videos. While he started working with artists locally in the Bay Area, Adrian turned into a popular up and coming director. The visual content he creates focuses on storytelling told the proper way.
2. He made the move from the Bay to LA by 2018 to expand opportunities
As an on-demand director in the Bay, Adrian felt he reached his potential and decided to make the big move to Los Angeles. The move allowed him to continue growing in his craft and learning from some of the best in the industry. Then in 2015, he took his career to the next step and launched a full service video production and post production company called Lumpia Watermelon in Los Angeles.
3. Adrian was the photographer for Lil Nas X’s iconic pregnancy photos
In addition to being a director, he takes dope photos too! We’ve all seen Lil Nas X’s iconic pregnancy photos for People Magazine for the release of his album, Montero. The photos are gorgeous and literally sent everyone into a frenzy. Adrian also worked on the promo video where Lil Nas X gave birth.
4. He’s worked with so many different artists: E-40, P-Lo, The Kid LAORI, Tyga, G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani, and more!
Name an artist and Adrian Per has probably worked with them. He’s even worked with the legend Scottie Pippen! You just have to see his resume as you’ve probably seen his work and didn’t even know!
5. Catch Adrian and friends in a new podcast Brick x Brick Podcast
While guesting on the @creative_ambiance podcast and getting real on the episode with @leviozzy, he drops a surprise. Adrian is working on his own podcast show, @brickxbrickpodcast hosted by him and some of his very cool friends. We can only guess who’ll be guesting as he’s worked with amazing people from the industry. You’ll want to give the account a follow as he’ll for sure be dropping more news soon!
Adrian Per is a self-taught music video director, photographer, DJ, and production company co-owner. Born and raised in San Francisco he began his journey in the entertainment industry by producing his own music videos at the age of 19. These videos caught the attention of his friends, childhood icons, and local artists in which they hired him to direct their music videos. He spent the next few years developing his skills and experience and becoming one of the top music video directors and photographers in the Bay Area.
By 2018, he had directed countless videos and realized he had reached his potential in the Bay Area. So he made the move to Los Angeles in order for him to continue growing and learning from the best in the industry. Since then, he co-founded a full service video production and post production company in 2015 called Lumpia Watermelon based in Los Angeles. Under Lumpia Watermelon, he has had the opportunity to work with more notable mainstream artists such as: Lil Nas X, The Kid Laroi, Polo G, Tyga, 24kGoldn, Megan Thee Stallion, O.T Genasis, Kehlani, G-Eazy, and more.
Cover Photo Credit: Adrian Per
Fil-Am director Maritte Lee Go has an upcoming film called, Black as Night premiering on Amazon Prime Video, October 1st. The film is one of four new horror films under “Welcome to the BlumHouse.” The trailer dropped and just in time for spooky szn!
The film follows a teenage girl played by All American actress Asjha Cooper living in New Orleans with a fairly ordinary life. With self-esteem issues, she finds confidence in the most unlikely way. What was supposed to be another summer in The Big Easy turns into spending a summer battling vampires that prey on the disenfranchised. Of course, she can’t do it alone and recruits her best friend, her crush, and a peculiar rich girl. It’s a classic battle of humans vs. vampires that’ll have you on the edge of your chair.
Raised in a Filipino household and growing up around the stories about monsters and the supernatural. Go’s interest in horror started young. She event said that at 14 years old, Go wrote in her diary that she was going to make a horror anthology! She gravitated towards horror because of how it speaks to audiences and explores the “what ifs” of reality. But also the horror genre is able to handle hot-topic issues in unique ways.
Go was first an actress before becoming a filmmaker, but was type casted in Asian roles like a Geisha or nail technician. She received an MFA in Film and Television at USC to be able to break barriers and create more representation in the industry. Her experience as a line producer on various productions allowed her to see an entire project at a broad scale especially working in indie films. Her directorial debut feature, Rise is a dramatic thriller inspired by the real-life conflict between the Nigerian people and the Boko Haram insurgency.
She’s also recognized for her work and received the Barbara Boyle Excellence in Filmmaking Award and an HBO Visionary award winner for her short film Remittance. Go also received the CAMERAderie WIM grant for her short film Illipino, which premiered at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and Holly Film Festival.
Cover Photo Credit: Maritte Lee Go Instagram