Perla Rivera is the Chief Executive Officer and lead Producer for Machina Cinema,.
Rivera began producing films in 2007 when she co-founded the San Antonio production company Machina Cinema alongside producers Buddy Calvo and Joe F. Gallegos III. In coalition with Machina Cinema, Rivera has also produced several short films, music videos and other commercial projects with filmmakers in San Antonio.
When Perla is not working inside the Machina Cinema camp she stays busy within the production world working with such companies as American Ninja Warrior, WWE, Capitol One and Fly Over America and contracted by other production companies to produce their projects.
Buddy Calvo is the Creative Director at Machina Cinema. Calvo also serves as the companies lead Writer and Editor.
In 2007 Calvo established the production company Machina Cinema alongside producers Perla Rivera and Joe F. Gallegos III. Later that year Calvo wrote and directed his first film “Wanderlust” and since then has written, directed and produced short films, music videos, feature films and worked as various crew on regional productions.