Luis Blackaller

Writer, Director, and producer in Los Angeles, California

Luis Blackaller

Writer, Director, and producer in Los Angeles, California

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Luis Blackaller has a multidisciplinary background that covers aspects of entertainment, science, design, art and visual storytelling. He earned a BS with honors as a mathematician in the UNAM, and has been trained as an animator in the Vancouver Film School.

With more than 10 years of experience in the Mexican film and television industry, Luis has worked as a designer, art director, motion graphics artist and storyboard artist among academy award winners in films like Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Babel.

In 2008, Luis earned a MS from the MIT Media Lab under the mentorship of John Maeda, where he explored online creative social systems and their relationship with artistic expression and communication.

As a MIT student, he attended writing workshops with Junot Diaz and Joe Haldeman, received character design and world building training from Frank Espinosa, and learned transmedia metods with Henry Jenkins.

After graduating from MIT, Luis worked as a Producer and Creative Director for several research initiatives at MIT, where he designed and supervised the execution of alternative strategies of communication and promotion of research, directing a team of documentary videographers and web developers for more than a year.

This path encouraged him to start the Boston film collective Fantastic Soup, where he directed and produced a number of experimental and commercial pieces.

More recently, Luis can be found in Venice, California, where he holds the position of Creative Director at Wevr. During his tenure at Wevr, he has developed, shot and post-produced more cinematic virtual reality than almost anyone in the world, contributing to define the new sensibilities, visual language and production techniques that are pushing forward the emerging medium of VR.