Films by Filmmaker
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.