Luis Prieto is a famous Hollywood director, writer, and editor. Spanish by origin, he was born and brought up in Madrid, Spain. His full name is Luis Prieto Yanguas. His contribution to the genre of comedy and teen romance is the most notable in the film industry. He is well known for his work as the director of the films Pusher (2012) and the short film Bamboleho (2002).
Luis graduated with honors from The School of Film and Video of California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His graduation was sponsored by a scholarship he received from The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation to study film. Luis has also studied photography and economics at the University of Spain. Institutions like The California Institute of the Arts, The Getty Grant Program, and The San Francisco Art Institute have provided him with art grants.
He has also directed a few television series. These include some episodes of StartUp (2016), Code Black (2016), Z Nation (2014). He has directed several Italian films including Ho voglia di te (2007), Meno male che ci sei (2009) and Il signore della truffa (2010). Bamboleho, the short film directed by Luis has won more than forty-five awards internationally. These include the Best Short Film at Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Film Festival 2002 and a Special Jury Mention at the Venice Film Festival 2001. Luis has a website of his own which lists the most recent projects he is working on along with all updates and is active on Twitter under the handle luisprieto.
He enjoys discussions and analysis of various policies and laws undertaken by the United States government, as is evident from his Twitter feed. He has also worked on a documentary related to the same. It is titled The Disunited States of America (Trumping All Odds). It is about USA Voters and the 2016 Presidential Elections. Luis is accredited as the producer, cinematographer, and director of the same.
His latest directorial feature film Kidnap stars
Halle Berry as a mother who is in search of her abducted son. Luis has also dabbled in writing for the Spanish comedy film Condón Express (2005) and the short films Mariposas de Fuego (2003) and Bamboleho. Condón Express was the first feature film directed by him in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was never released. Mariposas de Fuego also credited him as the executive producer. Luis has also collaborated with musician Peter Gabriel as a video artist in the year 1999 on “EVE”, the interactive music experience.