Luciano Mello

Luciano Mello

Writer and Director
Director and Screenwriter

São Paulo, Brazil

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February 2018
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About Luciano

Being a child in Brazil in the 70s was not easy, the dramas and joys of a middle-class family in the wake of the political and economic crises is something you never forget.
At 7 years old when I discovered cinema, my life changed, I fell in love, and in the 80s I was bombarded with films that shaped my personality, those two hours were my escape and refuge from the melancholy of adolescence. It was in my teens that I got a taste for writing, filling notebooks with stories, chronicles, and poems. But in the 90s writing was no longer viable and at 18 I started working as an assistant of renowned fashion photographer and I fell in love with the profession where I could learn and maybe in the future move to the cinema, after all, at that time I couldn't pay for a college of cinema. but this did not happen, I became a photographer at 26 with reasonable success, but I was unhappy and the depression that was always a part of me hit hard 7 years ago. I had a serious crisis, I quit photography, I lost everything I had, and come back to writing saved, I reviewed all my past and realized that my whole life was prepared for this. I decide to follow my call and become a filmmaker. I realized how much the films hurt me and also helped me during my life, each one of them was a small piece in the puzzle of human construction. Then I realized that I wanted to leave some of those puzzle pieces. I don't want to make films that give answers or teach something but that makes you think and open questions. The power to generate empathy through emotions and feelings that cinema has is unique, and I feel that I have stories that I hope I can tell. For me to direct is to write with images and the two complete each other. I hope to be able to create a film that touches people's minds and hearts, and maybe gives them a small piece of this amazing never-ending puzzle of life.

Unique traits: Photographer with specialization in beauty and fashion



  • New face

    New face Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama When an insecure teenager has the chance to become a fashion model and prove to her mother she is worthy, she soon learns the backstage of her dreams hides a disturbing reality.

  • Generic Men

    Generic Men Action Drama When millions of people around the world start to die mysteriously, and there are no heroes to save the day, humanity needs to change its ways in order to survive

  • Out of the cave

    Out of the cave Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror Film-noir After killing his billionaire parents a brilliant and psychotic young boy dedicates his life and fortune to develop his killing skills to become a symbol of fear and the worst nightmare for... everybody

  • Philosophy of the world

    Philosophy of the world Budget: $100K - $1M | Biography In the '60s the strict Austin takes his 3 teenage daughters out of school to make them into famous rock stars and fulfill his mother's prophecy, but the only problem is they don't know nothing about music.


  • Influence

    Influence (2018)
    Film (short) by Onze11 Films Director Flavia is an executive with a promising future, troubled by her mother's illness, she has a unique career opportunity in an industry-leading corporation and during the meeting with Carla renowned C.E.O, Flavia realizes that she is not where she really wants to be.

  • Time

    Time (2017)
    Film (short) (Drama and Short) Director I wrote a one-page script about our relationship with Time. Mel Santos is a talented actress and collaborates with me on this short film. Is just a brief moment on time and our will to escape the pressures of society, check this film on my Vimeo page

  • Commitment

    Commitment (2017)
    Film (short) (Drama and Short) Director In one phone call, Paula sees her whole life change. A film about the value of a commitment with yourself.

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