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Born in Cascavel, Brasil, Luisa Novo graduated in Cinema at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. In 2011 she relocated to Los Angeles to continue her education at the New York Film Academy and UCLA, earning certificates in Producing and Business and Management of Entertainment and an MFA in Filmmaking.
She has directed a number of short films both in Brazil and the US. She is passionate about women's issues and committed to telling stories that can start a conversation and make people think. She uses her perspective and point of view to shine a light on subjects that mean something to her but are also greater than her, like self-image, self-worth, machismo, sexual harassment and assault, themes that arise from how society and culture affect women's lives. She just finished production on the pilot of breakLAND, a workplace comedy web series, to be released in 2021.
She participated in the Hola Mexico Film Festival Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today Program, presented presented by HBO and HFPA, in 2019. The program highlights emerging Latinx filmmakers. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, Chicana Directors’ Initiative, Women in Media, Women in Film and NALIP.