Luciano Blotta - Biography

Emmy Nominated filmmaker Luciano Blotta has shot content for HBO, Netflix, PBS, CNN, BBC, Animal Plant, Bravo, UK's Channel 4, Red Bull Media and may other networks and platforms while living and working in Los Angeles California for the last 15 years.

Born in Argentina amongst a family of painters, writers and graphic artists, Blotta came to the United Sates with a scholarship to study filmmaking at the University of Miami at the age of 19. Encouraged to move to Los Angeles by his professors, Luciano relocated to Hollywood and was soon working in the camera departments of filmmaking mentors like John Woo, Steven Soderbergh, Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg, learning invaluable technical and aesthetic skills that he would soon put to practice in his own filmmaking.

RiseUp, Blotta's feature-length debut film about the Jamaican underground music scene, won the AFI/Discovery SilverDocs Award for best music documentary and has screened at New York City’s Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Grammy Museum, MOCA, USC film school and many other prestigious institutions while airing on BBC's Storyville, PBS, CBC and many other networks worldwide.

It is his strong cinematic eye combined with an ability for human connection that has keep Blotta involved in various notable film and documentary projects, like Academy Award Winner David Guggenheim's TEACH and the CNN series THE HUNT, for which Luciano received the EMMY nomination in Cinematography. He continues to live in Los Angeles, where he writes, directs and shoots documentaries, films, commercials and music videos, including the ones for artist Brushy One String, which continue to go viral.

Current Projects 2017:

*Rotten - A Netflix Original Series (Cinematographer)

*Monsters Inside Me - Animal Planet Series (Cinematographer)

*Orgasmia - Feature Documentary (Director)

*Ovum - Narrative Short (Director)


-Legendary music producer Chris Blackwell praises Blotta

-Shooting for Davis Guggenheim on He Named Me Malala (Canon Promo)

-Ovum featurette

-Luciano Blotta interview on Boston TV

-On the Radio with Brushy One String

-Best Music Documentary Acceptance Speech (AFI/DISCOVERY SIlverdocs 2009)

-IMDB Profile Page


Ovum (Short) - 2013

The King of One String (Documentary short) - 2012

OnePeople: The Celebration (Documentary) (collaborating director) -2009

Rise Up (Documentary) - 2009

Nutrition Facts (Short) - 2002


Nutrition Facts

Russian Roulette


My first film, at age 18.

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