When I was a kid I used to play home movie making, I have always been a huge fan of cinema, photography and reading. Through reading I was able to develop a great imagination, in addition to having many references. In my teens, I often skipped class to go to the movies (I keep smiling when I remember those days). My first real approach to cinema as a director was in a fiction workshop organized in Balmaceda 1215 in Santiago de Chile. Later I took different acting and film courses, which led me to work for many years as a producer, consequently, directing films was a dream that I had to postpone for a few years.
Until, in collaboration with Ignacio Verdugo, we founded the production company Go.Films, where my first short film was "Free Fall." This short film starred Italo Spotorno, a very important actor in my works. «Free Fall» It was a great experience that allowed me to quickly approach the world of cinema to want to continue investigating this language with the short films Submerged, Invisible, and currently working on the pre-production of my first feature film ASEDIO, where he works as a producer and director of the project with Italo Spotorno as Actor and Ignacio Verdugo in the production. n.
Juan Lumé, Director and Producer with over 12 years of professional experience. Founding partner of Go.Films, Producer dedicated to both fiction and theater. The highlights of his career as a Director include:
INVISIBLE (2021 / Short film - Fiction)
Winner 1st Monthly Film Festival
Winner 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
Winner Chicago Indie Film Award
Bronze Award Independent Shorts Award
Honorable mention Independent Shorts Award
Official Selection Prague International Indie Film Festival
Official Selection 2021 ARFF Berlin international Awards
Official Selection CKF International Film Festival
SUMERGIDO (Submerged) 2020 / Short film - Fiction
Semi finalist Venice Shorts 2020
Official selection Venice Shorts 2020
Semi Finalist Sweden Films Awards September 2020
Official selection Sweden Films Awards 2020
Official selection Montreal Independent Films Festival 2020
Especial Mention Londonx4 seasonal Short Films Festival Autumn 2020.
CAÍDA LIBRE (Free Fall) 2018 / Short film – Fiction
ASEDIO (2022 /Feature Film – Pre-production)
Theater Director of the play PROMETEO, launched in 2019 in the city of Montevideo, with a roaming season in Uruguay, as well as in different theatre halls in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2019. During 2015 and 2016, he presented the theater play HANSEL Y GRETEL (play nominated to the 2017 CLAP awards with the largest 2016 audience) with two successful seasons in the theatres Coca Cola City and Centro Morí. He is currently working in the pre-production of his first feature film ASEDIO, where he works as both Producer and Director of the project.
In addition to his work in Go.Films, he developed his career for three years as General Producer of the multi-space cultural theatre “Ladrón de Bicicletas” in Santiago – Chile. During that period, he was responsible for the following activities: Executive production – Program design of all billboard works – Sponsorship management – Coordination of activities and new hires.
He has vast experience in pedagogy, teaching short film workshops in the field of Fiction at the Cultural Corporation Balmaceda 1215.