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Luana Macedo

Luana Macedo




Decision Maker 2017


Luana Macedo is a director, scriptwriter and producer. She majored in Cinema at Universidade Federal Fluminense, specialized in filmmaking at New York Film Academy - Los Angeles and in script writing at Escuela Internacional de Cine e TV de Cuba. She has produced and directed several short films, as “The Sound and The Road”, which was premiered at Curta Vale Festival where it was awarded with the Best Actress prize. She is currently ahead of the projects development coordination at Bananeira Filmes, company that has produced films as “The Clown”, by Selton Mello, “Kill me Please”, by Anita Rocha da Silveira, “Zama”, by Lucrecia Martel, among others.

company profile

In 2000, Vania Catani founded Bananeira Filmes. The company has produced films as "The Dead Girl’s Feast" (Matheus Nachtergaele/ 2008), premiered at Cannes, and "The Clown"(Selton Mello/ 2011), the country’s choice to run the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film. The company’s international co- productions have been premiered at important festivals (Cannes, Venice) and the highly anticipated "Zama" (Lucrecia Martel/ 2017), is to be released soon.