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Luisa Dantas
 

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Filmmaker
JoLu Productions Inc
Brazilian-American filmmaker Luisa Dantas has worked in film and television production in the U.S. and Brazil for over a decade on a wide array of documentary and narrative projects. Her most recent endeavor, Land of Opportunity, is a multi-platform documentary project that chronicles the rebuilding of New Orleans through the eyes of those on the frontlines. In 2005, Luisa co-produced the acclaimed documentary, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. She also directed and produced the web-series Voices From the Gulf for Color of Change. In addition to her documentary work, Luisa is a screenwriter and director of narrative films. Her first film, Bolo, was produced and shot in Brazil and screened in several international festivals. She also received a grant from Disney/ABC to develop Summertime, a screenplay about a young Latina coming of age at an exclusive New York prep school. She has also written for the pre-school series Go, Diego, Go! for Nickelodeon Television. Luisa is currently adapting the acclaimed non-fiction book Desire Street, by Pulitzer-prize winning author Jed Horne, into a screenplay. Luisa received her B.A. in English and Latin American studies from Brown University, and an M.F.A in Film from Columbia University.

 

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