Joel Perlgut is a writer, filmmaker and writer’s assistant living in Sydney.
As a notetaker, he has worked in rooms for Goalpost Pictures, Lingo Pictures, Screentime, Playmaker Media and Giant Dwarf on shows like Mr Inbetween (FX) and Upright (Sky UK/Foxtel). He is the 2018 winner of the AWGIE Award for Best Short Film for I F*cked a Mermaid and No One Believes Me which screened at Interfilm Berlin, Flickerfest and Heart of Gold Film Festival.
Joel is the writer and co-creator of the award-winning web series Girt by Fear, which screened in competition at Raindance, LA Web Fest, Melbourne Web Fest and Toronto Web Fest. The show went on to receive development funding from Screen Australia and the ABC. His film Sad Sachs won Best Film at SF3 and Cinephone 2019 and screened at Flickerfest, St. Kilda Film Festival, Aesthetica UK and Cinefest Oz.
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