Luis Prieto (director)
Luis Prieto at the Opening of Ho Voglia di Te, 2007
July 10, 1970 |
|Occupation||Film director, Writer|
|Genre||Comedy, Teen romance|
|Notable works||Ho voglia di te
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.
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 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   and a Special Jury Mention at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.
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
Ho voglia di te had the best opening ever for an Italian picture and remains the country's third best box office release for 2007 with a 15 million Euros gross. 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.
|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|
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- Luis Prieto at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Website
- Official Website Ho voglia di te (I Want You)
- Official Website Meno male che ci sei
- Official Website Condon Express