Luis Prieto (director)

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Luis Prieto
Luis Prieto1.jpg
Luis Prieto at the Opening of Ho Voglia di Te, 2007
Born (1970-07-10) July 10, 1970 (age 44)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Film director, Writer
Education CalArts
Period 1994–present
Genre Comedy, Teen romance
Notable works Ho voglia di te[1]
"Bamboleho"
Website
www.luisprieto.com

Luis Prieto (born July 10, 1970) is a Spanish-born film director, and screenwriter.

Early life[edit]

Prieto was born in Madrid, Spain. He studied economics and photography in Spain and film at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles where he graduated in 1994 with honors from the School of Film and Video.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

From 1994 and 1999 Prieto lived in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles where he worked as an editor on short films, commercials and documentaries - including the 1994 Student Academy Award Nominee "The Night Voice".

In 2000, Prieto's commercial directing career began with his work for Albinana Films, in Barcelona (Spain).

In 2001, Prieto directed the short film "Bamboleho", which won over 45 international awards, including Best Short Film at the first edition of Robert De Niro´s Tribeca Film Festival [2] [3] and a Special Jury Mention at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

2004–2010[edit]

Condon Express, Prieto's feature film directorial debut was filmed in 2004 in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The film remains un-released since the production company Alquimia Cinema went bankrupt in 2005.

In 2006, Prieto directed the Italian teen romance Ho voglia di te (I Want You) produced by Cattleya and released by Warner Bros. The film stars Riccardo Scamarcio as a macho type who becomes entangled with an independent-minded girl, played by Laura Chiatti[4]

Ho voglia di te had the best opening ever for an Italian picture[1] and remains the country's third best box office release for 2007[1] with a 15 million Euros gross.[5] The film is the sequel of Tre metri sopra il cielo (Three Steps Over Heaven) directed by Luca Lucini.

Prieto's latest film Meno male che ci sei was released on 27 November 2009 by Universal Pictures. The film, a co-production between Cattleya (Italy) and Focus Features (UK) stars Claudia Gerini and Stefania Sandrelli.

Other projects[edit]

In 1999, Prieto worked as a video artist for musician Peter Gabriel in Real World Studios, Box, England.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Notes
2001 Bamboleho Director, writer, editor
2003 Mariposas de Fuego Director, writer, executive producer
2005 Condon Express Director, Writer
2007 Ho voglia di te Director
2009 Meno male che ci sei Director
2012 Pusher Director
2015 Kidnap Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas, Archie (2007-03-13). "Italian audiences love 'I Want You' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved 2007-03-13. 
  2. ^ Gootman, Elissa; Mitchell, Elvis (2002-05-13). "Just to the North of Ground Zero, a Tribute in Light Sabers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2002-05-03. 
  3. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (2002-05-07). "Tribeca festival celebrates film and resilience". The New York Times. Retrieved 2002-07-03. 
  4. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (2007-04-05). "Italians flock to homegrown films - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety". Variety.com. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  5. ^ "Cinetel - Italian Box Office -". Cinetel.it. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 

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