Tamara Perkins

Director | Producer

Oakland, CA, USA


Tamara Perkins is an award-winning filmmaker who uses film as a vehicle for change, pulling from her work in restorative justice as a grief support facilitator, speaker, and non-profit director to found Apple of Discord Productions. Tamara developed programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project that train at-risk youth and incarcerated men in filmmaking as a tool for transformation. She brings over 20 years marketing and communications experience, and a decade and a half creating films, media, and media-based training programs. She is a recognized speaker on filmmaking, criminal justice, and human rights issues, and was tapped to give a related TEDx talk in 2013.