MY WORK

Directing Reel
 
breakLAND

Web Series

2021

Eddy dreamed of a job in photography, but what he got was taking pictures of bratty kids and people wearing “Goofy" hats to the wrong park. After befriending a few of the many interesting people that work in Funland, words of warning soon come as he discovers his new boss, Richard, is not the positive role model he had anticipated. His expectations of taking beautiful photos of happy park patrons is soon replaced with quotas, fake smiles, and learning that everyone wants their picture taken, whether they like it or not. Richard seems hellbent on destroying any dreams Eddy may hold as he works to mold his ambition into his corporate image. Can Eddy find the strength hidden in his new friends to hold true to his ideals, or will he break, here at the Funland Theme Park?

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The World Inside (O Mundo Aqui Dentro)

Short Film

Coming soon 

Camila is in a controlling relationship, cut off from her family. She spends her days alone inside the apartment reading a book that serves as her window to the outside world. But keeping this secret can be dangerous.

 
Becoming Lucy

Short Film

2017

Lucy, 15, blames her mother for her father leaving them for a 24 year-old blonde. When she finds out her crush at school likes blondes, she dyes her hair to get the attention of both men.

Also available on Ep. 10 of Season 1 of Discover Indie Film Series on

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Food For Thoughts

Short Film

2015

Much to Hope's dismay, when her boyfriend dumps her a parade of memories of her exes is triggered by things around her house that are connected to these past relationships. But she will get the last laugh.

 
Self-Image

Short Film

2011

After a first date, Mary wonders if he will call or not.

 

ABOUT

Photo: Gisela Prishker

"Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes."

-Robert Altman

Born in Cascavel, Brasil, Luisa Novo graduated in Cinema at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. In 2011 she relocated to Los Angeles to continue her education at the New York Film Academy and UCLA, earning certificates in Producing and Business and Management of Entertainment and an MFA in Filmmaking. 

 

She has directed a number of short films both in Brazil and the US. She is passionate about women's issues and committed to telling stories that can start a conversation and make people think. She uses her perspective and point of view to shine a light on subjects that mean something to her but are also greater than her, like self-image, self-worth, machismo, sexual harassment and assault, themes that arise from how society and culture affect women's lives.

 

She participated in the Hola Mexico Film Festival Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Program, presented by HBO, in 2019. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors and the Chicana Directors’ Initiative. Her short film Becoming is available on Amazon Prime as part of Season 1 of the series Discover Indie Film.

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PRESS / HIGHLIGHTS

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Becoming Lucy

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O Mundo Aqui Dentro

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