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Luis Prieto (born July 10, 1970) is a Spanish-born film director, and screenwriter.

Luis Prieto
Prieto at the Opening of Ho Voglia di Te, 2007
Prieto at the Opening of Ho Voglia di Te, 2007
Born (1970-07-10) July 10, 1970 (age 48)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationFilm director, Writer
GenreAction, thriller
Notable worksHo voglia di te[1]


Early lifeEdit

Prieto was born in Madrid, Spain. He studied economics and photography in Spain and film at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles where he graduated in 1994 with honors from the School of Film and Video.


Early careerEdit

From 1994 and 1999 Prieto lived in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles where he worked as an editor on short films, commercials and documentaries - including the 1994 Student Academy Award Nominee The Night Voice.

In 2000, Prieto's commercial directing career began with his work for Albinana Films, in Barcelona (Spain).

In 2001, Prieto directed the short film Bamboleho, which won over 45 international awards, including Best Short Film at the first edition of Robert De Niro's Tribeca Film Festival [2][3] and a Special Jury Mention at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

Condon Express, Prieto's feature film directorial debut, was filmed in 2004 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Other projectsEdit

In 1999, Prieto worked as a video artist for musician Peter Gabriel in Real World Studios, Box, England.



Year Title Notes
2001 Bamboleho Director, writer, editor
2003 Mariposas de Fuego Director, writer, executive producer
2005 Condon Express Director, Writer
2007 Ho voglia di te Director
2009 Meno male che ci sei Director
2012 Pusher Director
2017 Kidnap Director


Year Title Notes
2014 Z Nation Director (episodes "Philly Feast", "Home Sweet Zombie")
2016 StartUp Director (episodes "Proof of Concept", "Angel Investor", "Bootstrapped", "Valuation")
2016 Code Black Director (episode 4 season 2)
2018 Snatch Director (episodes "Haymaker", "Good Work for Good Money", "Close Quarters", "Job Done")


  1. ^ Thomas, Archie (2007-03-13). "Italian audiences love 'I Want You' - Entertainment News, Film News, Media - Variety". Retrieved 2007-03-13.
  2. ^ Gootman, Elissa; Mitchell, Elvis (2002-05-13). "Just to the North of Ground Zero, a Tribute in Light Sabers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2002-05-03.
  3. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (2002-05-07). "Tribeca festival celebrates film and resilience". The New York Times. Retrieved 2002-07-03.

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