Luis Carrizo

Luis Carrizo
Filme FFIR:
Scenarist
Spania

Luis Carrizo was born in 1974 in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Spain). He is TV programme director, scriptwriter, programme maker, film editor and dramatist.
He holds a B. A. in Mass Communication from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 1992, he started working as director of several radio programmes for local stations. In his first years of experience, he also wrote fictions and started to work in the audiovisual sector. In 1998, he made two short films, Soledad and Esquerdes. In 1999, he helped to found the Encanal magazine, in which he wrote articles and fictions. That same year, he wrote and directed his first play, the monologue Suites de Noche.

In 1999, he started his television career as assistant director in different TVE (Spanish public television) programmes. Since then, he also has been writing scripts, short stories, and has been working with different cultural and trend media, writing record and film critiques, concert and festival articles, etc. He also directs and makes video clips and TV spots.

In 2004, he decided to change his career and moved to Havana, where he worked as director of communications and promotions at the Mexican telecom company Cesamex. When he returned to Spain in 2005, he founded the communications company CALIDOSCOPE, with the designer Jordi Caba. For the next 4 years, he worked as creative, filmmaker, camera operator, scriptwriter and editor in several projects for private and public companies: TV spots, video clips, corporate videos, exhibitions, video installations, etc.

In 2009, he came back to conventional TV, as a filmmaker and co-scriptwriter of the documentary Olga, 10 años después about the dramatic experience of an anorexia survivor. That same year, he directed and wrote the documentary Digital Global Radio for the Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona. He was also in charge of the direction and the dramaturgy of the show Explica'm un conte, Mercè, based on the short stories written by the Catalan writer Mercè Rodoreda.

In 2010, he joined the Catalan production company Minoria Absoluta, serving first as director, co-scriptwriter and co-editor of the philosophical TV programme Tengo una pregunta para mí, broadcasted by Televisión Española, the Spanish public television. In 2011, he co-directed, made and edited the documentary Macià contra Companys, les claus del 14 d'abril, a Minoria Absoluta production for TV3, the Catalan public television. In 2011 and 2012, he took control as director and scriptwriter of the TV interview programme Pienso, luego existo, which for two seasons became a model for thinking and culture in the Spanish public television.

In 2013, he went back to theatre, writing and directing the play 3.2.1, performed by the actresses Helena Pla and Núria Valls. In 2013 and 2014, he served as director and scriptwriter in the Minoria Absoluta project for the FOX International The World's Best Chefs, a series about the world’s most renowned and influential chefs. In 2013 and 2014, he directed the charity show Ferran Adrià y la Fábrica de Comida Solidaria, in which some of the best Spanish chefs, such as Ferran Adrià, Joan Roca or Carme Ruscalleda, took part.

In recent years, he has also carried out teaching activities; a workshop on Spanish cinema for the USA Arcadia University Program in Barcelona, and a workshop on TV reports for the Catalan University Pompeu Fabra.

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