Tamara Perkins

Director, Producer, Writer

Tamara Perkins (Director | Producer | Writer) is an award-winning filmmaker focused on stories that inspire transformative change through dialogue, healing and advocacy through her company Apple of Discord Productions. Perkins’ films Life After Life (2018), Rebound (2021), and Clarissa’s Battle (2022) were each inspired by a personal connection to the subject matter and provide an often overlooked proximity in storytelling. She was awarded the 2022 Stowe Story Fellowship for SARA — a feature length speculative fiction script that melds present day social, moral, and ethical questions with a Queer Woman-driven SciFi thriller.

As a national speaker, Perkins’ repertoire spans filmmaking to prison reform and human rights. Her work has connected media, activism and healing through programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project — which trained justice impacted youth and system involved men in filmmaking as a tool for transformation. A recipient of Evident Change’s Media for a Just Society Award, Perkins’ work provides a catalyst for learning and advocacy for some of our nation’s most misunderstood and overlooked issues. Perkins received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches film and communications at College of San Mateo, Skyline College, and Saint Mary’s College of California.