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[ Director ]

Pretolani Luisa (UK)

[ Biography ]

Luisa is a writer, director, producer and the founder of River Crossing Productions. Her career brought her to work both in New York (for Pahni Productions) and in London. Her film work - whether fiction or non-fiction - focuses on social and political issues and unique, intimate human stories. After 10 years as a producer for various broadcasters including Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera International and ITV, Luisa has come back to directing with the short "The Lift" starring Ivano Marescotti. She is now in post-production of the short "The Glove" with Tony Hirst, Kate Isitt, Birgitta Bernhard and Alex Marriott to be released in November this year. Summer 2018 has been a very busy season directing music videos for the progressive rock band Karmamoi to launch their new song "Mother's Dirge" and for composer/producer Emilio Merone & Zozo with "I Will Find You".

Whilst organising the fourth year of the Draper Film and Music Academy, a London community-embedded film school for young people living at the Elephant and Castle, Luisa is developing new projects for River Crossing. Her feature "The Cook" to be filmed in Poland and UK in winter/spring 2020.