Luisa Martiri is an award-winning director and producer driven to create exciting, thought-provoking cinema that centres diverse, female stories.
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In 2021, she produced and co-directed the short film The Moths Will Eat Them Up alongside writer & co-director Tanya Modini. The Moths Will Eat Them Up was funded and supported by Screen Queensland as part of their RIDE (Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality) Short Film Initiative, led by Unless Pictures, and had its world premiere at Brisbane International Film Festival in 2021. The Moths Will Eat Them Up was also an official selection at St Kilda Film Festival 2022 where it was nominated for Best Actor, Best Achievement in Sound Post-Production and Best Original Score. Recently, it won the Dendy Award for Best Live Action Australian Short Film and the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director at Sydney Film Festival.
Her debut short film Milk, which she produced and directed and co-wrote alongside Alex Philp, explores the intimacy of female friendships as a young woman learns to navigate her closest relationships amidst the Brisbane summer heat. Milk was an official selection at the Sydney Indie Film Festival and screened at Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival Online in 2018.
In 2020, Luisa produced and directed her sophomore short film, Pools, alongside writer Alex Philp, marking their second film collaboration thus far. The film follows a young woman who takes a road trip to Brisbane to terminate her pregnancy alongside her reluctant mother. Pools was an official selection at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2021 and had its World Premiere in Bondi, Sydney in January 2021. Since then, Pools has screened in Brisbane and the Gold Coast as part of Flickerfest’s national tour and Queensland filmmaker showcase; Cinefest Oz 2021; and had its international premiere at Show Me Shorts 2021 in New Zealand. Luisa is now developing Pools into a feature film alongside screenwriter Alex Philp.
She has completed various courses in filmmaking including Girls on Film: Creating Strong Female Characters at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in Sydney and an International Professional Certificate Program in Film and Television at the University of California in Los Angeles. Recently, she was selected for the QLD edition of AFTRS Talent Camp. Luisa is passionate about showcasing female stories and the complex bonds between women on screen.
Official Selection
The Moths Will Eat Them Up
Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival
Gympie
2022
Official Selection
The Moths Will Eat Them Up
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
York
2022
Official Selection
The Moths Will Eat Them Up
Show Me Shorts Film Festival
2022
Dendy Award for Best Live Action Australian Short
The Moths Will Eat Them Up
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney
2022
Official Selection, Nominated for Best Actor, Best Original Score and Best Achievement in Sound Post-Production
The Moths Will Eat Them Up
St Kilda Film Festival
Melbourne
2022
Official Selection
Pools
Show Me Shorts Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
Pools
Cinefest Oz
Busselton
2021
Official Selection
Pools
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival
Sydney
2021
Winner of the Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director
The Moths Will Eat Them Up
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney
Winner of The Dendy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
The Moths Will Eat Them Up
Sydney Film Festival
Sydney
College
Queensland University of Technology
Film, TV and New Media Production
20142016
Current City
Brisbane, Australia
Luisa Martiri is an award-winning director and producer driven to create exciting, thought-provoking cinema that centres diverse, female stories.
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