Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt BIOGRAPHY
Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. He most recently directed MASSACRE IN THE STADIUM, a documentary about legendary musician Víctor Jara who was murdered during the ‘73 coup in Chile, which will be released as part of the 'ReMastered' series on NETFLIX in January 2019. He directed, produced and edited HAVANA MOTOR CLUB (Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2016) a feature-length documentary that explores Cuba's underground drag racing community and their quest to hold the first official car race since the Cuban Revolution. The film premiered in competition at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically in early 2016. Perlmutt co-directed and edited DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL (Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2011) about the legendary fashion icon. He directed and produced LUMO (POV, 2007), a documentary about the recovery process of a young rape survivor at a unique hospital in eastern Congo that won a Student Academy Award® and was broadcast on PBS. He served as the co-producer and additional editor of CONTROL ROOM (Magnolia Pictures, 2004), and the associate editor of VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR (Acolyte Films, 2008). He wrote, directed, produced, and edited LES VULNERABLES (Perlmutt Productions, 2007), the closing night short of the New York Film Festival and a grand jury prize-winner at AFI Dallas. He also directed and produced INVISIBLE KILLERS: EBOLA for the Discovery Channel, edited and field-produced MAN V. VOLCANO for National Geographic Explorer, and edited an episode of REBEL MUSIC for MTV and The Balvenie's RAW CRAFT starring Anthony Bourdain.
Perlmutt has been a correspondent for UNICEF and has made films for healthcare-related NGOs such as The Chopra Center, HelpAge International, UNICEF, UNIFEM, the New York Academy of Medicine, Every Mother Counts, and HEAL Africa. His commercial work has included editing over 30 spots for GUCCI, BVLGARI, RAG&BONE, SAMSUNG H&M, VOGUE, CHLOE, TODS, JIMMY CHOO, KOHL's, CARRERA, SAN PELLEGRINO, ESTÉE LAUDER, LORÉAL, GUESS, and INTERVIEW MAGAZINE. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Indie Film," and a recipient of a two Sundance Institute / Sloan Foundation grants for two different projects (one in 2015 and the other in 2009). He has taught filmmaking at Columbia University, William Paterson University, and all over Africa for organizations including Mira Nair’s MAISHA FILMLAB and Peter Gabriel’s WITNESS. He holds a BA from Brown University with honors in Creative Writing and an MFA from Columbia University with honors in Film Directing.