Luis Llosa

Director, Producer, Documentarian
Significant figure of the Peruvian film and TV industry since the 1970s turned capable director of Hollywood action pictures in the 90s. Llosa began as a film critic and segued into producing and directing made-for-TV ... Read more »
Born: in Peru

Filmography

Producer (10)

186 Dollars to Freedom 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fire on the Amazon 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Watchers III 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

800 Leagues Down the Amazon 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crackdown 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Full Fathom Five 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Welcome to Oblivion 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crime Zone 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Heroes Stand Alone 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hour of the Assassin 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (8)

The Feast of the Goat 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Anaconda 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Fire on the Amazon 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

The Specialist 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

800 Leagues Down the Amazon 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Sniper 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Crime Zone 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Hour of the Assassin 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Significant figure of the Peruvian film and TV industry since the 1970s turned capable director of Hollywood action pictures in the 90s. Llosa began as a film critic and segued into producing and directing made-for-TV documentaries, including the highly regarded "The Gold of the Incas." He also became a busy producer-director in Peruvian entertainment TV, amassing credits like the youth-oriented "Carmin" and the cop show "Gamboa."

Relationships

Claudia Llosa Screenplay

Daughter

Mario Llosa

Cousin
celebrated practitioner of "magic realism" in literature collaborated on several film and TV projects Luis Llosa was campaign manager for his failed 1990 bid for the presidency of Peru

Jack Rollins

Father-In-Law
executive produced "The Late Show with David Letterman" and most of Woody Allen's features

Milestones

1994

Directed his first major Hollywood feature, "The Specialist", a big-budget thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone

1993

Directed his first Hollywood feature of note, "Sniper"

1990

Served as campaign manager for his cousin Mario Vargas Llosa during the latter's bid for the presidency of Peru

1990

Produced his first feature that he didn't also direct, "Welcome to Oblivion/Ultra Warrior", a sci-fi horror flick

1987

Produced and directed "Hour of the Assassin", a political thriller; the first of six collaborations with executive producer Roger Corman

1987

"Discovered" by producer Roger Corman (date approximate)

1977

Served as an assistant to producer-director William Friedkin and also a dialogue coach on the set of "Sorcerer"

With his cousin Mario Vargas Llosa, produced and directed "The Tower of Babel", a weekly investigative news program distributed throughout the Spanish-speaking world

Directed "Dia Domingo", based on a short story by his cousin, Mario Vargas Llosa

Filmed a documentary in Tokyo entitled "A Latin American Vision of Today's Japan"

Began his entertainment career as a film critic

Became a director of made-for-TV documentaries in Peru

Worked on several popular Latin American TV series including the youth-oriented "Carmin" and the cop series "Gamboa" (both shown in the USA on Spanish-language networks)

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