Wilderness Soul

  • Luis Bran
    Conscious (feature Film); Visible (Short Film)
  • Luis Bran
  • Luis Bran
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Comedy, Drama, Travel Film
  • Production Budget:
    1,400 AUD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Luis Bran
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  • Luis Bran
Director Biography - Luis Bran

Salvadoran born Luis Bran is one of Australia’s most versatile up and coming Directors. With several directorial projects under his belt, ranging from short films and music videos to digital branded content. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2018 with the horror-thriller Conscious, followed by the B.OLD initiative funded short Visible, which screen in several festivals in Australia, including the Gold Coast Film Festival and The Byron Bay International Film Festival.

In 2021, Luis’ was one of five directors selected by the Australian Director’s Guild to be part of the Equity Foundation’s Screen Diversity Showcase, where he created a proof of concept for the TV Show Bast. Luis has also continued his exploration of the short film medium with his experimental pieces Forgotten (2021) and an episode for the drama web series The Wedding (2022).

Currently, his focus is on development stories that tackle personal growth while reflecting on social issues but placing them in a supernatural or sci-fi setting. His objective is to engage viewers with new and challenging perspectives while making them feel comfortable to submerge themselves in the story and performance.

Aside from his love for filmmaking, Luis has a passion for photography, basketball and cooking. His preferred cuisine involves an array of dishes from his birth country El Salvador.

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Director Statement

Filming Wilderness Soul was a fantastic adventure. Travelling through south Queensland (Australia) with the lead singer and guitarist, stopping at every vista or monument we could find was extremely exciting. The goal was to mimic the running sequence from Forrest Gump but give it a “Golden Age of Ballooning” spin. The result, a fun, vibrant visual spectacle with an amusing storyline.