Lou Pepe

Lou Pepe directs both documentary and fiction films, among them Lost in La Mancha, shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary and winner of the Evening Standard’s Peter Sellers Award for Best Comedy; Brothers of the Head, winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature; and Malkovich’s Mail, an original documentary special for AMC. Pepe holds an MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University, has attended the Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Directors Lab, and is currently a fellow of the Sundance Documentary Film Program.  He has collaborated with co-director Keith Fulton for over 20 years. His new film with Fulton, The Bad Kids, premiered at Sundance 2016 and opens theatrically in the U.S. on December 16. (Picture by Robert Beckwith.)

 

Talks

All These Sleepless Nights and That Sweet Spot Between Documentary and Fiction

By Lou Pepe | April 10, 2017

All These Sleepless Nights and That Sweet Spot Between Documentary and Fiction

Lou Pepe speaks out in ardent support of MichaƂ Marczak's gorgeously cinematic doc, a film considered by some to not qualify as non-fiction.

The Thing I Love About Documentary Filmmaking (That Took Me 25 Years to Discover)

By Lou Pepe | December 9, 2016

The Thing I Love About Documentary Filmmaking (That Took Me 25 Years to Discover)

Lou Pepe, the co-director of Lost in La Mancha, on staring, compassion fatigue and his new documentary, The Bad Kids.