Terry Raper aka Terry Bluez is a MFA graduate in film from the University of Texas-Arlington. Born and raised in Waco, TX, he developed a passion for storytelling at an early age by writing poetry, music and short stories. After graduating high school he joined the Army where he completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After a seven year military career, he was honorably discharged from the service and returned to complete his BA degree in Communications Production where he began shooting music videos with a long time friend. He soon became fascinated with video and set his sights on a career in filmmaking. The majority of his work deals with the themes of race and identity and how that influences the human experience from a cultural standpoint.